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BBC payoffs meeting likened to game of whack-a-mole

Past and present BBC executives appear before the Public Accounts Committee. Credit: PA Wire

Committee member Chris Heaton-Harris compared the meeting to a fairground game, saying it was "the most bizarre game of whack-a-mole I've ever seen in my life, where you hit one fact down and it throws up other questions".

Turning to the witnesses, he said: "I just wonder if one of you would like to take responsibility for this?"