Cornwall crisis over plans to outsource to BT or CSC


Liberal Democrat Cornwall Councillor, Jeremy Rowe, wrote in his online blog that "the importance of the no confidence motion on the 16th grows greater by the day."

He added: "The personality clashes in this saga point to a leadership which has lost control and is completely out of touch. When your own hand-picked Deputy smells a rat you know something's up."

The tone of Currie's resignation email implies that, despite the plans for a full-council debate, Robertson is unwilling to relinquish the privatisation plans.

He said: "I welcome your somewhat ambiguous offer to respect full council decisions on the 23 October, but I know you will never let go.

"I could not leave local government with billions of pounds of Cornish taxpayers' money at risk and on my conscience."