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TORIES LOSE LABOUR AS TARGET FOR CRITICISM

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To many grassroots Tories, finding a decent system of local government finance has been akin to searching for the H...
To many grassroots Tories, finding a decent system of local government finance has been akin to searching for the Holy Grail, writes The Birmingham Post's Westminster correspondent (p8).

Patrick O'Flynn argues that the Conservative's system of charge capping, combined with compulsory competitive tendering, has made Labour councils more efficient, giving the government fewer targets and opportunities for allegations that opposition councils are 'overstaffed, inefficient and waste money'.
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