It is not yet clear who has been recommended for the massive NSCSO (back office) contract for One Barnet, but based on the activity on my blog and the search terms used I think I have a pretty clear idea. However, I will not be popping down to Ladbrokes and put on a very large bet.
The reason for my reluctance is that the winner of the evaluation process hasn't yet been formally approved and I think that every hour that passes the greater the likelihood that the wheels are going to come off this out of control undemocratic fantasy increases exponentially.
Electorally, the award of this contract will mean curtains for many Conservative councillors at the next election. It may even hit two of our sitting MPs because of their very close association with the project. Both Councillors and MPs would do well to remember the backlash against Brian Coleman at the GLA elections and against the Conservative candidate in the Brunswick Park By Election.
This is going to be a very interesting 48 hours coming up.