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No rubbish tax in Ealing

Last week the papers were full of stories about the “rubbish tax”, for instance the Sun. This followed Environment Minister David Milliband’s announcement on Thursday of his strategy to cut waste, see press release.

I was not surprised to see council leader Jason Stacey’s column on Friday promising that there will be no rubbish tax in Ealing. Quite right.

The Conservatives got elected in Ealing last year because people were fed up with paying more and more whilst getting less and less. I suspect that Milliband is bright enough to know that a rubbish tax will not get anyone re-elected.

My postings are a little erratic at the moment. I am currently enjoying a short break in Virginia staying with the in-laws.