The Leader of Barnet Council, Richard Cornelius was on BBC London 94.9 with Eddie Nestor at 18:10 today. This was one of the best interviews of a politician I've heard for a long time.
Richard Cornelius revealed some very disturbing facts. The contract is over 800 pages long. According to the Leader of the Council it is "too much for one person to understand". That is bad enough, but he also admitted that councillors ony saw it yesterday for the first time and they are making a decision on the 6th December.
No one can now argue that this is anywhere enough time to scrutinise the contract properly. I would go as far as to say this amounts to negligence. If the process has not allowed enough time, then the job cannot have been done properly. If the job isn't being done properly, that can be nothing else.
Here is the audit trail of tweets. I will put a link up top the podcast when available.