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State Policy Formation and the Origins of the Poll Tax Allan McConnell

State Policy Formation and the Origins of the Poll Tax

Allan McConnell

Published January 1st 1994
ISBN : 9781855214880
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244 pages
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The Poll tax was so disliked that it provoked a massive law-breaking exercise, and legal action was taken against almost 1,250,000 Scots in the second year of its operation. Its introduction to England and Wales saw riots in Cheltenham and London,MoreThe Poll tax was so disliked that it provoked a massive law-breaking exercise, and legal action was taken against almost 1,250,000 Scots in the second year of its operation. Its introduction to England and Wales saw riots in Cheltenham and London, and mass protests up and down the country, involving many Conservative supperters on a scale unprecedented from within the Partys electoral base.