"It has been reported in the local paper that, when [a councillor] was asked why, after three years and several million pounds, there was:
- no business case,
- no cost justification, and
- a high risk profile
for the 'Future Shape' project to privatise the council, [the councillor] replied:
'Don't worry, I'll knock one out by Christmas.' "
[Paraphrased; 'Barnet Times' is here.]