With even deepest red Labour boroughs proposing to finally rein in their increases (some years too late) I guess this is not huge news.
The reason that there are only 8 Labour councils left in London out of 32 is because they have been so slow to learn that they are simply unaffordable. Hopefully there will be even fewer next May.
Boris’ announcement is yet another step in the right direction from Conservative London government though. Well done.