local government, Conservative local government spokesman Malcolm Moss,
hard-pressed local councils, this recent announcement by the government
hardly scratches the surface.
'Only New Labour spin could make a virtue of firstly heaping hundreds of
extra regulations and targets on local authorities and then taking the
credit for removing a derisory 44 of them.
'This nannying government would earn real plaudits if it got off the backs
of local authorities and returned to local councillors more autonomy and
* see LGCnet.