Saturday, February 11, 2012

Eric says!

The Conservative Communities Secretary has a go at Councils over rises in Council Tax. Eric says:

"We are seeing a number of Labour councils (plus Conservative run HDC) acting as referendum dodgers who quite cynically are raising council tax by 3.49 percent in a naked move to dodge the public vote.

"These councils are treating the electorate with contempt. They should have the courage to put their hikes to the vote and justify the tax rises. Instead they are running for cover.

"Freezing council tax is practical help every councillor can offer their constituents.

"Councillors have a moral duty to sign up to keep down the cost of living. Anything less is a kick in the teeth to hard-working, decent taxpayers."

The two year council tax freeze is Conservative policy. But the Conservatives who run Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambs Fire Authority, Cambs Police Authority and Hunts DC seem to have forgotten this promise by their Party at the General Election in 2010.

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