BBC chairman says he will not give up over Johnson mortgage row

Richard Sharp says he is not going to stand down as chairman of the BBC over the Boris Johnson mortgage row.

He advised the BBC he was assured he could be cleared by a authorities watchdog probe into his appointment.

Mr Sharp is underneath scrutiny over his hyperlinks to the previous prime minister and his function in talks over an £800,000 mortgage.

He mentioned he was assured he was “appointed on benefit” and welcomed a overview.

Talking to the BBC’s tradition editor Katie Razzall, he mentioned he “completely” feels snug about being the face of BBC impartiality regardless of questions which have emerged this week.

He rejected solutions he ought to stand down pending the findings of an investigation by William Shawcross, the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Mr Sharp mentioned that he welcomes the scrutiny and that he had taken steps to “make sure that due course of was adopted by the e book”.

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