The Tories were last week proclaiming in the Ham and High, in an article not yet online, their “freeze council tax until 2013 policy (which they were also plugging in the Camden Gazette).
Yet we all know that the cost of living, the cost of providing services, keeps rising – indeed many essentials are rising faster than the headline inflation figures.
How can this disrepancy be met? Only by cutting services, the services that are essential to the most vulnerable in our community – the young, the old, the disabled, the ill, those who really need support.
The Tories make much of their concern about our allegedly “broken” society. How can slicing into the social safety net “fix” it?