My thanks to the anonymous person, calling himself/herself XYZ, who sent me the following message today (exact quote):
"It is narrow minded to resist merger of icaew,cima and other accounting bodies".
I normally respond privately to private messages. However, no email address was provided.
I would note that I am not against the merger of "like with like". In a recent interview (featured on this site), published in Accounting & Business I am quoted as being in favour of discussing a merger with ICAS:
"Ken Frost, ICAEW member, who has set up a website dedicated to rallying members to stop the merger, says he isn't against consolidation.
'I would be delighted if we could enter into discussions with ICAS. We have to merge like with like,' says Frost."
However, as repeated ad nauseam, I believe that the merger of CIPFA will dilute our brand.
We, if we wish to merge, must only merge "like with like"