The residents of Kensington and Chelsea have shown repeatedly through the ballot box and in surveys that they want high quality public services delivered efficiently.
That is what their council has given them, as shown in our low council tax, our high corporate and credit ratings and the fact we can pay a £50 efficiency dividend to all households this April to help them in the current economic crisis.
By contrast, the TaxPayers' Alliance, which presents itself as the friend of the overburdened taxpayer, is increasingly revealing itself, instead as a body that would prefer to see no council services at all - or at best very few.
Their opportunistic alliance with the increasingly eccentric West London Residents' Association to oppose the improvements the council has made to the Royal Borough in consultation with residents, is an indication of that.
The philosophy of the TaxPayers' Alliance is rooted in a destructive and ignorant nihilism - the bedrock of anarchy.
One can imagine how angry they would have been in the 19th Century faced with proposals to build sewers and mains water pipes for London.
They are simply out of touch with Kensington and Chelsea people, who retain a large degree of civic pride and a commitment to good, efficient municipal services.
Cllr Daniel Moylan, Deputy leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council