Responding to Lord Patten, UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP said:
“This is a bit rich, coming from a man on a fat European Commissioner pension and who wants to remain in the EU.
"The most senior BBC News editors have previously admitted that that the BBC has been biased for years in favour of the EU and against discussion of immigration.
"Given that the BBC has just aired a four part laudatory documentary on President Obama and the BBC’s former Brussels producer
"Lucy Thomas is currently deputy head of the Remain campaign, it is clear Lord Patten is heavy on rhetoric but very light on fact. Perhaps he could also explain why the BBC receives money from the EU but this is not their public accounts."