Cllr Margaret Eaton, a Conservative councillor and the Chairman of the Local Government Association, has used her speech to the LGA Conference to attack the Taxpayers Alliance. (You can see a live webcam here as an alternative to Wimbledon.)

Cllr Eaton says: "The Taxpayers Alliance know the cost of everything and the value of nothing."

I know the cost of my Council's annual membership sub to the LGA. It is £48,125. When it comes to its value to the residents of my borough who have to meet this cost I'm afraid I do go a bit hazy.