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Merger challenge

Any merger of the LIA and Sofa was going to face opposition but it feels as if a bandwagon is beginning to roll against a change.

The criticisms are diverse and the convictions deeply felt. Every few days,we get an email or letter from either a long-standing LIA or Sofa member as to why the merger should not go ahead, be delayed or go out to further consultation with the membership.

There have also been messages of support and perhaps the no camp is simply a noisier minority drowning out the yes camp majority.But anecdotally at least, it feels as if the boards of the two organisations are going to have to seize back the initiative if they are to get the yes vote they seek.

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