It's possible to nit-pick and say that it can't have been unanimous because they weren't all there. The new Junior Director was on his way to Brazil and the Home Director was absent for part of the meeting, particularly the part where they were considering the appointees to various Home posts.Ernie Lazenby wrote: BTW I dont recall any of the board saying on this forum that Alex's complaint had been unanimously rejected? Maybe there was a majority or they agreed a collective position but thats a little different from unanimous.
Perhaps they did agree to reject the complaint with near unanimity. It's embarrassing for them to be confronted with opposition to the decision, particularly from the North East, when the rejection became public. On Sunday, for example, AF was claiming that the decision on Alex's re-appointment for 2012 had been deferred.