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The 62% rate increase in LBWF


What kind of town Municipal Review April 1987.
High Court challenge to rate rise London Daily News, April 3, 1987
Police say demo is going to be a big one April 7, 1987
5,000 besiege town hall in protest at rates rise London Daily News April 10, 1987
5,000 march over a 62% rates rise Sun, April 10, 1987
Chiefs rude rates shock London Daily News April 10, 1987
5000 in rates demo London Daily News April 10, 1987
5000 mass to fight rates Standard April 10, 1987
We won't pay up, say rate rebels Standard April 10, 1987
5,000 protest over rate rise Evening News, April 10, 1987.
London effect Standard April 10, 1987
9,000 WRITE IN PROTEST Waltham Forest Guardian April 10, 1987
PAGE ONE COMMENT Waltham Forest Guardian April 10, 1987
NOW IT TURNS NASTY Waltham Forest Guardian April 10, 1987
Paying delay move Waltham Forest Guardian April 10, 1987
Council chief bombed Cumberland Evening News, April 11, 1987.
Council leader petrol bombed Birmingham Evening Mail, April 11, 1987.
Petrol bomb attack Stoke-on-Trent Sentinel, April 11, 1987.
Council chief fire-bombed Manchester Evening News, April 11, 1987.
Bomb attack Eastern Evening News, Norwich, April 11, 1987.
Fire attack on council chief Oxford Mail April 11, 1987.
Rates bomb Bath & Wilts Chronicle, April 11, 1987.
Fire bomb alert Mail on Sunday, April 12, 1987.
Petrol bomb home attack Coventry Evening Telegraph, April 11, 1987.
Bomber's rates rage Sunday Mail. Glasgow April 12, 1987
Terror campaign linked to rate rise London Evening Standard April 13, 1987.
Evil caller clue in hate campaign Evening News, April 13, 1987
Rate-row council chief 'in danger' London Evening Standard April 14, 1987.
Letter from two MPs April 14, 1987.
Your rates don't have to rocket London Evening Standard April 14, 1987
Why political battles are turning into physical fights London Daily News April 29, 1987.
Waltham Forest (Meeting) Hansard April 30, 1987
Waltham Forest (Petrol Bomb Attack) Hansard April 30, 1987.
Exchange of letters about rates flack Harry Cohen April 30/May 1, 1987.
Waltham Forest Demonstration Hansard May 1, 1987.
6,000 in rates demo London Daily News, May 3, 1987
'Sinister' attacks after rise in rates London Daily News May 5, 1987.
Rates demo threat to mayor's big day London Evening Standard May 6, 1987.
Councillor gets death threat over rates rise Evening News May 7, 1987.
'Last will' threat in the post Wolverhampton Express & Star, May 7, 1987.
Death threat to black councillor Standard May 7, 1987.
National Front Attack on Black Councillor Asian Herald, May 7-14, 1987.
LEFTIES SPARK RATES REVOLT Sun May 8, 1987.
Rally of thousands fails to cut rates rise London Daily News May 8, 1987.
Protest at 62.2 % rates rise attracts 6,000 The Times May 8, 1987.
Mass rate march Yellow Advertiser May 8, 1987.
Town hall siege in rates revolt Daily Express May 8, 1987.
62pc rate rise to stay Evening Standard May 8, 1987.
Neil Gerrard memo to Labour Members May 12, 1987.
Labour's top danger zone The Times May 14, 1987.
Vicious document New Life, May 15, 1987
East end councillors threatened by Front Caribbean Times -London- May 15, 1987
Vanishing support in seat with lost identity London Daily News May 23, 1987.
General Purposes Sub-Comittee (Special) May 28, 1987.
Neil Gerrard report to Group on RAG May 29, 1987.
Ratepayers go to High Court Waltham Forest Guardian May 29, 1987
Rates shocker: 'We're wrong' Waltham Forest Guardian May 29, 1987
Ex-mayor arrested Asian Herald June 4-10, 1987.
Ex-Mayor arrested Waltham Forest Guardian June 5, 1987.
Ratepayers can challenge rise of 62 per cent Telegraph etc. June 5, 1987.
WFRAG has been given leave Public Finance & Accountancy, June 12, 1987.
Rates case ruling The Times June 18, 1987.
RAG flyer for demo June 18, 1987.
Rates protesters' final demand Standard June 18, 1987.
About 5,000 people besieged... The Times June 19, 1987.
Rate row Labour councillor quits Telegraph June 19, 1987.
Fury at 62pc rate rise Daily Mail June 19, 1987.
Mob fury at rate shocker Sun June 19, 1987.
Town hall siege sing-in London Daily News June 19, 1987.
4,000 stage singing siege at Town Hall London Daily News June 19, 1987.
Demo fury at rate rise Evening News June 19, 1987.
Labour man quits in rate rise protest Standard June 19, 1987.
Why Labour man quit over rates Evening Standard June 19, 1987
Date set for rates case WF Guardian June 19, 1987.
Cash appeal for campaign Waltham Forest Guardian June 19, 1987.
Wait for outcome Hammersmith News & Fulham Post June 25, 1987.
Rate challenge number three Local Government Chronicle June 26, 1987.
Councillor quits as campaigners stage demo Waltham Forest Express June 27, 1987
Communist Newsletter July 1987.
No claim against councillors Independent July 1, 1987.
High Court rates battle Evening News, London, July 13, 1987.
ANNE DOES A LADY GODIVA! Ilford Recorder July 16, 1987.
Vi Smith on harassment Notes probably written at Labour Group meeting July 16, 1987.
Waltham Forest rate challenge Local Government Chronicle July 17, 1987.
Party loyalty and 62pc rate rise Wolverhampton Express & Star July 18, 1987.
Rates appeal Bradford Telegraph & Argus, west Yorkshire July 21, 1987.
Revolt swells against rates Evening Standard July 22, 1987.
Five new councils rate-capped Guardian July 24, 1987
Defeated ratepayers vow to battle on Daily Mail July 30, 1987.
Ratepayers lose action to halt 62pc rise Daily Telegraph July 30, 1987.
Call for powers to curb creative accounting deals The Independent July 30, 1987
London ratepayers lose legal battle Financial Times July 30, 1987.
Fury as residents lose rate rise fight The Star July 30, 1987.
Councillors demand end to 'vicious' rate protest Guardian July 30, 1987.
Defeat In rates row Today July 30, 1987.
Ratepayers lose fight against 62% increase The Times July 30, 1987.
Fear as rebels lose in rates fight Daily Express July 30, 1987.
Leonard Knox on bomb sent to Vi August 3, 1987.
LGC support for group. ??????
Madness on the rates! Daily Mail August 10, 1987.
'Spending brake' claim on poll tax faulted Guardian August 11, 1987.
Irate payers City Limits August 20, 1987.
Rate action appeal Local Government Chronicle Aug. 21, 87
Now rates fighters face hate vendetta WF Guardian August 28, 1987
Dealing with the RAG Internal memoranda
Angry trades council leader declares: 'the rate-cap doesn't fit district' Yellow Advertiser August 28, 1987.
Harassment: campaign August/ September 1987.
Rates ruling reserved Times September 16, 1987.
Councils seek ways of balancing books Guardian September 16, 1987
Rates appeal verdict soon Guardian September 18, 1987
Duty of councillor on how to cast his vote Law Report October 2, 1987
Draft judgment in Ratepayers Action Group case 1987
It's what was expected-- Gerrard Waltham Forest Guardian, October 2, 1987
Councillors bound by manifesto judges Waltham Forest Guardian, October 2, 1987
This case had to be fought Waltham Forest Guardian, October 2, 1987
PRIZEWINNERS Waltham Forest Guardian, October 2, 1987
Rates shocker for young mum Waltham Forest Express October 3, 1987.
Ratepayers say: 'We will fight on' Waltham Forest Express October 3, 1987
LAW REPORT Party whip is lawful Guardian 5, 1987.
Ratecapping appeal dangers Morning Star October 6, 1987.
New town hall cash probe Guardian December 4, 1987
Ratepayers slam obscene letters Guardian December 4, 1987
Comment Guardian December 4, 1987
Ratepayers' group still counting the cost WF Guardian October 16, 1987.
Ridley defends 5.75% rise in councils grant The Times December 10, 1987.
Ridley signals rate cuts of up to 44% The Times December 10, 1987.
Rate-capped council has limits eased Daily Telegraph December 10, 1987.
Ratecapping compels council to reduce spending by £20m Guardian December 12, 1987.
'Rates appeals may topple Council' Waltham Forest Guardian January 15, 1988.
Rates rises are not just Labour levied Waltham Forest Guardian April 29, 1988.
MEMORIES OF A RATEPAYER Waltham Forest Guardian July 22, 1988.
IT'S A RATES SHOCK Yellow Advertiser January 16, 1987.
Rate increase unreasonable Richard Slack, February 20, 1987
My speech notes for group on ratesMarch 1987?
My council report (naming those against 62%) March 1987
LGC support for group. ??????
'Rates appeals may topple Council' Waltham Forest Guardian January 15, 1988.
Enemy Within leaflet in Forest 1990
Judgement
Rates rise, what rates rise! Manifesto July 6/7 1985
Letter to DougApril 18, 1987.
Letter to Frank December 29, 1986
Letter to Frank April 2, 1987
Letter to Frank May 23, 1987
Letter to Frank June 1, 1987
Letter to Frank July 5, 1987.