I have said many times that the One Barnet Bidders, BT, Capita and EC Harris should be aware that the London Borough of Barnet is the place where more people working in Newspapers, televison and media live than any othe place in the country. All of this media activity in One week, when nothing has actually gone wrong yet. Whilst the bidders may make a pretty penny out of the people of Barnet, they are likely to reap a huge amount of reputational damage.
I'd also remind all of the Council officers working on the project to bear in mind that as every day passes and ever more media coverage emerges of Barnet, your CV becomes less appealing to other employers. That is why Nick Walkley jumped ship. He saw what was coming and wanted to get another job while he still could.
1. BBC London 94.9 Drivetime with Eddie Nestor
2. The Guardian.
Barnet's 'easyCouncil' plan unravels as more Tories oppose cuts and privatising