Cllr Daniel Moylan's defensive and erratic attack on the work of the TaxPayers' Alliance demonstrates our message for lower taxes is getting through.
After a decade that saw a doubling of council tax, taxpayers are now holding high-spending and wasteful councils across the country to account.
Taking a few examples over the last 10 years, Kensington and Chelsea Council's publicity and propaganda budget has increased by 131%.
Local residents pay nearly £100 per person for the council's middle management earning over £50,000, which increased from 28 members of staff in 1996-7 to 265 in 2007-8.
Incidentally, these are the council's own figures, issued to us in Freedom of Information responses. If Cllr Moylan and the council had heeded our advice and cut back just 10 per cent on their propaganda machine, their bureaucratic middle management and lavish pension deals, they could have cut £38 from band D council tax. Rather than increasing their spending in these profligate areas, sensible reductions in unnecessary spending could have turned a £50 cut into an £88 reduction this year.
Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive, The TaxPayers'Alliance