I stress, I have no problem with the people they have asked to contribute their first two blogs, although I know neither. But I will tell you that the best thinking on these issues is being done by people I know and none, as far as I know, have been approached to contribute to this debate.
Unless the ICAEW admits that much of the existing framework of accounting may be fundamentally wrong it is the problem in this arena. And it has not done that as yet. Welcome to another whitewash, I suspect.
They know my number. They know all those I talk to on these issues as well. We’ll wait for the call.
I’d think a great deal more of his call for “debate” if he’d recommend people he doesn’t already agree with.