The Daily Mail reports: “The chairman of the BBC Trust has been forced into a humiliating climbdown over his repeated refusal to appear before a committee of MPs.”

It is important to note that “Lord Patten has spent months trying to avoid a grilling by members of the Commons European Scrutiny Committee over claims of bias in the BBC’s coverage of the EU.”

Bill Cash was quoted as saying, “Chris Patten has accepted that he must take up our invitation. He went to considerable lengths to avoid appearing, which was quite extraordinary. We will not be treated in this manner.”