As we hurtle towards the first anniversary of Cornwall Council leader Alec Robertson's creation of Cabinet Support Members, it seems that the coalition partner, the Independent group, is so fed up with the idea that it's about to withdraw any support for it. Back in April 2011 this issue was "urgent." So still no majority in the council chamber. And bad news for those CSM councillors hoping to get Special Responsibility Allowances.
UPDATE: I should have made it clear that there is no council majority for CSM allowances, rather than the existence of CSMs per se (as long they as they do it unpaid.) Apologies for any confusion.