16 January 2011

Lambeth leader Steve Reed clashes with Eric Pickles on Sky News

Lambeth Council leader Steve Reed today clashed with the Conservative-led coalition Government's Communities Secretary Eric Pickles on Sky News today.

Reed accused pickles of "fiddling the figures" and causing greater pain by 'front-loading' the cuts that local councils are having to make.He commented "If he [Mr Pickles] understood how local government works he would not have allowed the front-loading the way he has done."

Read more and see the debate on the Sky News website