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Local Taxation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 4th July 2005.

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Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman Shadow Secretary of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) 3:32 pm, 4th July 2005

That is critical. We need to abort the process of subordinating local government and reinvigorate local democracy instead because the alternative is to foster more resentment and more economic hardship: we will then have witnessed the still birth of a new localism.