In my opinion this group is flawed and will fail to get to the truth of what went on. How can a committee with a large majority of Labour and Conservative Party Councillors conduct a fair and objective investigation into the actions of their party leaders.(Bob Bayford and Clive Hart) who kept this outrageous £3. 3 million gamble with public money a secret for almost three year. Impossible!
The members of this working group are hardly objective, independent and open minded. They are exactly the same people who recently voted against my proposal for an independent public enquiry into the Transeuropa Debt scandal. They are the same people who voted against my motion to make all of the secret documents related to Transeuropa freely available to all councillors. Many of them also depend upon the patronage of their party leaders for the positions and additional allowances they enjoy so they are hardly likely to rock the boat
Furthermore how can a working group which is serviced and supported by a number of senior officers who were deeply involved with managing the Transeuropa debt scandal, and who may, or may not, have acted improperly, be confident of receiving truly impartial advice and assistance. To imagine otherwise is deny human nature.
My prediction is that this fatally flawed working group will probably "discover" some minor procedural naughtiness and might slap a few wrists for the sake of window dressing. The real issues - the secrecy, the lack of openness and transparency and the possibility that rules and regulations were ignored, bent or broken will not be addressed.
I don't want to lend credibility to a cover-up. The answer is a independent public enquiry.