Tory MP Declares War on the BBC's 'Corporate Fraud and Cronyism'.

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson was in top form yesterday.

Speaking at the Public Accounts Committee in the Houses of Parliament yesterday our Stewart laid into former Cabinet Minister Lord Patten over pay-offs made by the BBC.

Mr. Jackson accused Lord Patten of "a casual disregard for public money" as regards excessive management pay-offs.

Accusing the trust of presiding over a culture of "corporate fraud and cronyism". The Peterborough MP said the Beeb had "paid George Entwistle for 25 days to sit on his backside and do nothing!"

Lord Patten defended the pay-off by saying that the sum of £470,000 could have been even bigger if they had got bogged down in legal argument.