PM warned he's met his match

AS PRIME minister Tony Blair was telling his party today he's not turning back, householders from Suffolk and across the country were sending a powerful message to him – there will be no U-turns in their determination either!Council tax payers won't give up on calls for fair increases next year.

By Paul Geater

AS PRIME minister Tony Blair was telling his party today he's not turning back, householders from Suffolk and across the country were sending a powerful message to him – there will be no U-turns in their determination either!

Council tax payers won't give up on calls for fair increases next year.

"We still feel very angry about the rises in April and they don't want to think they can get away with it again," said an angry Ray Burgess from Carlton Road in Kesgrave.


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The fury mounted as local council chiefs from across Britain were warning that tax bills could go up next year by more than the government estimated – and that could lead to more capping and services being cut.

Today's protesters at Bournemouth were calling for fair bills for households. Meanwhile Mr Blair was telling the Labour Party annual conference there could be no turning back from controversial policies on foundation hospitals and top-up tuition fees for graduates.

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