Jimmy McLoughlin, Area Chairman of Birmingham, Coventry and Solihull.
So this evening the news has come through that Russel Brand will resign from the BBC Radio 2 show.
I genuinely believe that this would not have happened if ‘Yachtgate’ hadn’t occured. The BBC at the start of last week launched one of the most intense media houndings I have ever witnessed purely on the basis of allegations. This led to both the Daily Mail and The Sun accusing them of left wing bias, it is unusual for parts of the media to attack one another particularly the BBC.
Both papers in the last two days have made very strong attacks against Brand and Ross, I believe the BBC desperate to try and regain some authority (and therefore have now turned their focus on Mandelson) therefore I believe they have heavily leant on Brand to resign.