MR King's letter (July 18) makes transparent the hysteria and shallowness of his attempt to perpetuate a mystical hypothesis of political make belief.
I am reasonably confident Councillor Simon Slater is more than capable of responding in his own defence to our recent exchanges, unless Mr King chooses to disagree.
It is somewhat ironic that the Prime Minister is very close to conceding his Chancellor will have to break his 'golden rule' and borrow more than the threshold he set of 40 per cent of GDP.
Presumably increased taxation may be unacceptable to the public and this is now the only means open to the government so as not to cut public services as an unpalatable alternative.
Yet the Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, has just pledged to actually cut taxes, whilst also proposing £20billion of government savings.
Alas, Nick Clegg is yet to identify how his magic wand will deliver this electoral promise, so yet again another suspicious political manoeuvre in attempting to rescue his beleaguered party from political obscurity.
My party will continue the responsible process of developing policies to remedy the serious budget deficit being perpetuated by this government.
Coun Rebeiro (Conservative), Knowle Ward