Monday, 21 February 2011
Why Lord Patten gets my vote again
So Lord Patten appears set fair to be the next Chairman of the BBC Trust. As a supporter of the BBC, I think that this is great news, as he is a strong political animal who understands how things are done in government. My only wish is that we could go back to having the good old-fashioned Board of Governors of the BBC, but this sadly appears to be on nobody's agenda. I voted for Lord Patten to be Chancellor of the University of Oxford, it being a wonderful guilty pleasure to put a cross next to the name of a prominent Conservative. Actually, I didn't put a cross, I put a 1, as the election was being conducted by Alternative Vote. I wonder if David Cameron cast a ballot on that occasion? Talking of which, Andrew Rawnsley in yesterday's Observer was interesting on this - worth a look if you haven't already read it.