London - Furious MPs have hit out at ex-BBC Director General of seven and a half weeks' pay-off of £450,000 in the wake of the slagging-off fiasco that smeared Lord McAlpine.
George Entwistle's tax-free 'golden goodbye' cheque has been described as a 'bung too far' after one Member of Parliament compared it to the rake-off received by rogue former Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Fred Goodwin.
The ex-RBS exec drove the once profitable organization to rock bottom depths in a stunning display of bottom-of-the-barrel leadership mediocrity and was subsequentlt stripped of his knighthood.
This morning Entwistle's colleagues defended the six figure redundancy fee saying TV licence-payers would take it 'on the chin' along with all the other bollocks currently being dished out.
"And we're not talking Masterchef the Professionals, either!" Dotty Crackflipper of Beeb Slight Entertainment added.
The beleaguered newsman may be replaced by any number of senior news organization wannabes - including hundreds kicked out by Rupert Murdoch in the wake of the News International hacking saga.
"Damn pity about that phone hacking business," a member of the BBC Truss complained, "otherwise fiery red head Rebekah Brooks might have made an ideal CEO."
Nominations for George Entwistle's position close at midnight.