Hilda Kean, who resigned as leader of Hackney council when the council decided to knuckle under to the Tories, analyses the ratecapping battle.
A recall Labour Party local government conference was held in Sheffield last summer before it was known which councils would be rate capped, and we discussed a national policy there.
A very good policy was passed at the Labour Party conference last autumn.
It emphasised non-compliance with the Rates Act and the need to defeat it in its first year.
The problem was not the policy but how it was implemented.