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Local Taxation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:04 pm on 4th July 2005.

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Photo of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Deputy Chair, Conservative Party 5:04 pm, 4th July 2005

Speaking of the politically unprincipled, one of the things that have consoled us since the right hon. Gentleman's removal to the Back Benches is the number of articles that he has been writing on local government finance. Next to those articles have appeared news items from the Government suggesting that they are going wobbly on revaluation, rebanding and the whole process of local government finance. Are they being opportunist?