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BBC chair Richard Sharp under growing pressure to quit over Gary Lineker row

Keir Starmer describes Sharp’s position as ‘increasingly untenable’ as Rishi Sunak offers lukewarm defence of BBC chair

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The BBC chair, Richard Sharp, is under increasing pressure to quit after the corporation apologised over its handling of the impartiality row surrounding the Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker.

Keir Starmer called on the government to examine how it could protect a “truly independent and impartial” BBC.

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