July 2009: BBC orders newsreader George Aligiah to resign as unpaid patron of charity Fairtrade Foundation as it “represents a potential conflict of interest which could undermine impartiality.”
August 2009: BBC denies there is any conflict of interest in case of BBC1 controller Jay Hunt, who is registered as company secretary of her husband’s firm Brightspark TV, which is paid by BBC to train television presenters.
That edition was on newstands in London on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 4.
On Wednesday, August 5, the Daily Mirror had an exciting front page splash:
"BBC bosses were accused of hypocrisy yesterday," it begins.
Well, yes. Yes they were.