Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Friday, May 21, 2021
The BBC and Princess Diana
The Culture Secretary has condemned the initial unacceptable conduct, and the subsequent failure to properly investigate and put matters right, confirmed by the findings of Lord Dyson’s investigation into how the BBC secured an interview with Princess Diana.
Lord Dyson’s report reveals damning failings.
The government must now reflect on Lord Dyson’s thorough report and consider whether further governance reforms at the BBC are needed in the mid-term Charter Review.
I am sure that almost everyone will welcome the fact that the new leadership launched this independent inquiry, but they must take firm action to ensure that this can never happen again.