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Scottish Labour Candidate In Favour Of Abolishing Council Tax

While news that Scottish Labour leader candidate Iain Gray has suggested that council tax would be phased out if he was to take the helm of the Scottish Labour party may have been greeted by the SNP, it may actually highlight flaws in their controversial policy of a local income tax.

Far from condoning the SNP policy - which has been hit by claims of council funding gaps and other potential problems - Mr Gray is looking to suggest a property based tax which would bring in a number of minority political parties with Labour taking the lead. While this seems very much like a return to the olden days, maybe this is what the voters are looking for?

Those who live in Scotland will be well aware that the SNP seem more interested in pushing for I

independence than getting on with government. A number of major policies have gone by the wayside, targets missed and many election pledges shelved or ripped up. What they really need is a strong opposition, something which has been missing for a couple of years with the Labour party in disarray.

Is it right to move back to a property based council tax? Will voters warm to the idea?

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