From The ARC in Birmingham... May 2012
22 May 2012
"Malcolm Sinclar chaired the confrerence very well" ... "Any proposals voted through to simplify unweildy Equity structure?"
"Christine Payne presented the new proposals for structure very well and conference rejected a motion urging delay in implementation. They voted for Council's enabling motions but also voted for motions which urged change in aspects of the proposals. As one delegate put it to me, "They voted for the recipe and then voted against some of the ingredients".
"I agree with the comments about Malcolm Sinclair's chairing of the meeting particularly the debate on the proposed restructuring which was calm, measured and informative and without any of the shouting and personal insults that have accompanied this type of debate at previous Conferences. The Central England Branch made us all very welcome and their 'casino' event on the Sunday evening raised(together with a raffle) over £1,000 for ICAF."