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11th July

1991 Labour MP Terry Fields was given a 60 day prison sentence for refusing to pay his Poll Tax bill of £373. His Parliamentary seat was still safe because his sentence was less than a year. Labour Leader Neil Kinnock was quoted for his saying as a result “Law makers must not be law breakers.” Poll Tax started spring of 1990 Under the Tory Thatcher government and was abolished spring of 1991, by John Major Tory government. . Council Tax replaced this around 1993 which then banded properties based on their value, and single people received a 25% discount. There were many anti poll tax unions, groups and movements. It made its mark in Graffiti messages

 

 

Graffiti on the Ferodo Bridge (North side)

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