Friday, October 28, 2011

ABM-vote outcome

Somewhat bizarre outcome to yesterday's (Alternative Business Model) ABM-vote ... here's my very brief interpretation:

- Labour opposed to ABM and supported the Public Sector Comparator (PSC): 15 votes
- Greens, as above: 3 votes

- Tories in favour of ABM: 11 votes

- Lib-Dems in favour of ABM but voted 'to continue' the whole process for 1-month: 16 votes
- SNP say they now support the PSC, but voted with the Lib-Dems as above: 13 votes

Now, it doesn't take a mathematical genuis to work out that 'continuation' won the day, yesterday ... but the local SNP claimed in the debate that they were simply giving the Lib-Dems one more month to investigate the PSC and when it all comes back in November they'll vote for the PSC!

Again, you don't have to be a mathematical genius to work out the November result: Labour 15, Green 3 and SNP 13 is a 31-vote majority for the PSC ...

... surely the whole Alternative Business Model process is now dead-in-the-water?

It does therefore, seem to me, to have been a completely pointless gesture to continue the whole process for another month?

Unless, of course, the local SNP plan to change their minds again??

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