DAVID Davies’s article on November 12 gives real pause for thought. David is one of only a handful of Tory MPs I have any time for. Lord Patten is another, but I have to ask why he thought he must double the compensation paid to George Entwistle to get him to resign since Entwistle would have had to go anyway! The situation, as Maria Williams says, is a debacle, but surely Maria must be aware the BBC hasn’t for decades been regarded as having much credence in Europe.

I have found the BBC’s programmes to be highly censored compared to the continental news programmes I used to watch in the 1970s and 80s with my in-laws in Belgium. The thing that really worries me is that the people most likely to lose out are the people who were abused as children. Will they ever be listened to?

Walt Jackson, Usk