The compulsion behind the ‘voluntary’ council tax freeze
My first thought, when I glimpsed it in a DCLG departmental press notice, was that there had been a Conservative power grab within the coalition. What looked for all the world like a snow report map suggested that Eric Pickles had snatched the Met Office away from the Lib Dems’ Vince Cable at the Department for Business Innovation & Skills, and, having sorted out local government, was turning to the weather and climate control.
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