Live! has learnt that the controversial paper concerning the Reynolds Bar has been passed by ICU Exec. The paper contained plans for changes in management to the bar, essentially decentralising it from the ICU bars in Beit Quad. A previous version of this paper had been heavily attacked as a "money grab" by ICSMSU with the suggestion that bar profits could be routed to the Medics union - but this section was removed from the proposal to Exec.
The paper had faced severe criticism from a number of groups, as people wondered why there was the sudden urgency to do something after 11 weeks of problems at the Charing Cross site. A member of Trading Committee, which met earlier in the afternoon asked: "Why were these issues not brought up at trading committee meeting earlier in the year when it was less of a disaster?"
Idris Harding (ICSMU Secretary) commented in the meeting that: "A strong contingent of the medic faculty do not like the ICU badge being on the bar", contradicting Tom Evens' previous assertion that "This was not a case of Medics vs. ICU."
The paper can still be challenged at the next ICU council, however rumours of a deal between Sen Ganesh and the Medics to avoid his censure, may help the speedy progress of this paper to policy.