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Poll Tax


Papers show Tories thought poll tax ‘proceeding smoothly’

03 January 2017
Margaret Thatcher was threatened with a fine for failing to register herself for the hated poll tax which triggered her downfall.

Thatcher's downfall - 25 years since the poll tax riot

31 March 2015
The anti poll tax riot in 1990 helped oust Margaret Thatcher. The movement also struck a blow against everyone who said it was impossible to fight back, argues Sadie Robinson

Poll Tax riot: The day that sunk Thatcher’s flagship

23 March 2010
The police piled into demonstrators from points around the square. Two police vans and a car were driven into the crowd at speed without warning.

Voices from the poll tax struggle

23 March 2010
Phil Maxwell | Roy Hanney | Kate Douglas

Fifteen years since the poll tax revolt

09 April 2005
Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government boasted that the poll tax, their new local government tax, would mean that "a duke would pay the same as a dustman".

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