Following the vote on Broadland District Council against the Norwich Unitary Bid, which saw all of the opposition LibDem Councillors support the Tory administration's stance, the Evening News online poll (which is currently at the bottom here) has come out 2 to 1 against the plans.
63% of voters were against the idea compared to 29% in favour - and all this time the Council continues to spend thousands upon thousands of tax payers cash on this ill-fated scheme. Labour and the LibDems had better be prepared to justify this when the dust dies down. With all of the expensive MORI polls and glossy documents flying around this bid certainly isn't cheap.
Once the County Council and then South Norfolk District Council come out against the plans (as they, I'm told, will certainly) Norwich will look increasingly isolated.
Bids are only accepted if there is general support from stakeholders. Labour and the LibDems can't even agree amongst themselves county wide on this and with the county, partner districts, public opinion and the Conservatives against this idea what chance does it have?
Let's stop this now and save the money - I know a whacking great finanical black hole that needs filling...