Looking at the Kilburn Times, I am afraid I have to say that I find Cllr John Warren quite delusional. His argument that Brent Council has lots of options to limit Council Tax rises is simply wrong and I suspect he knows it. Even the Conservative government doesn't argue that since they build an expectation of Council Tax rises in their financial modelling to pay for rising social care costs.
The Council Tax rises, whereas only moderating pressures on social care and other parts of the Council budget, are effectively forced by his own government's record of spending cuts and economic failure and he really shouldn't try to pretend otherwise.
This is the kind of magical thinking that put Northants where it is today.