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The last thing the BBC needs is a civil war

Divided management and external pressures would combine to imperil the broadcaster

By Roger Mosey  

Broadcasting House. Photo: Ian West/PA Archive/PA Images

It must be the most bizarre job process in Britain. The search for a new chairman or chairwoman of the BBC has been played out across the front pages of the newspapers, with briefings including the assertion that Charles Moore, the former editor of the Daily Telegraph, had already been offered the role. This was before any formalities such as an advertisement appearing or the scrutiny of the public bodies that are supposed to assess the fitness of the candidate for such an…

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