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Grassroots tensions among Lib Dems over council cuts

More than 90 prominent Liberal Democrat councillors have sounded a stark warning over the government's spending cuts to councils in England.

The councillors say they are being "let down" by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and accuse the government of engaging in "gunboat diplomacy".

The BBC's Mark Easton reports.

  • 11 Feb 2011
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