Newsnight: MacQuarrie report in full

A report into a Newsnight programme which led to a former senior Tory politician being wrongly implicated in child abuse has concluded that it was a "serious failure of BBC journalism".

The report found that basic journalistic checks were not carried out, the story had been badly managed and the decision to broadcast the report was wrong.

Read the full text of the report below or download it here.

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