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solarpunkwobbly:

 if anyone’s wondering how most Scottish folk reacted to Thatcher’s death this interview is a classic

“Not a bit of good, not a bit, I’d put a stake through her heart and garrote around her neck to make sure she never come back.”

“That’s a pretty horrible thing to say while her funeral is going on right now”

“Too bad, too bad.:

Margaret Thatcher

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workingclasshistory:

On this day, 21 March 1991, the abolition of the poll tax in the UK was announced, following a mass non-payment campaign and widespread rioting. The hated tax, introduced by Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government, charged the working class the same as the rich as there was a charge for every individual in a household.
Despite the defeat of the working class movement in Britain in the 1980s, people up and down the country self-organised an unprecedented campaign which resulted in over 17 million people refusing to pay, with thousands of people clogging the country’s court system. It was later replaced by the council tax, which charged rates based on house value.
This is a short history of the movement which defeated it: https://libcom.org/history/1989-1990-opposition-poll-tax
Pictured: poll tax riot in Trafalgar Square https://www.facebook.com/workingclasshistory/photos/a.296224173896073/1379722678879545/?type=3

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workingclasshistory:

On this day, 21 March 1991, the abolition of the poll tax in the UK was announced, following a mass non-payment campaign and widespread rioting. The hated tax, introduced by Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government, charged the working class the same as the rich as there was a charge for every individual in a household.
Despite the defeat of the working class movement in Britain in the 1980s, people up and down the country self-organised an unprecedented campaign which resulted in over 17 million people refusing to pay, with thousands of people clogging the country’s court system. It was later replaced by the council tax, which charged rates based on house value.
This is a short history of the movement which defeated it: https://libcom.org/history/1989-1990-opposition-poll-tax
Pictured: poll tax riot in Trafalgar Square https://www.facebook.com/workingclasshistory/photos/a.296224173896073/1379722678879545/?type=3

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