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Anti-Poll Tax Unions

Anti-Poll Tax Unions (APTUs) were set up in local areas throughout poll tax (officially the "Community Charge") brought in by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government in 1989 (Scotland) and 1990 (England and Wales).[1]

The first anti-poll tax union was established in Maryhill, Glasgow, April 1987.[2]

An All Britain Anti-Poll Tax Federation ("the Fed") was set up to co-ordinate the activities of the local unions.

The Anti-Poll Tax Unions played a major part in the legal actions in which around 20 million people were summoned for non-payment of the tax.[3][4] Those jailed included Terry Fields, MP for Broadgreen.

References

  1. ^ Gross, David M. (2014). 99 Tactics of Successful Tax Resistance Campaigns. Picket Line Press. p. 33.  
  2. ^ Protests, law and order in the twentieth century page 145
  3. ^ http://www.militant.org.uk/PollTax.html
  4. ^ Gross, David M. (2014). 99 Tactics of Successful Tax Resistance Campaigns. Picket Line Press. pp. 77–78.  

External links

  • Miltant's role in defeating the poll tax
  • The Rise of MilitantPeter Taffe
  • Poll Tax RebellionDanny Burns
    • reviewed by Wildcat UK
    • reviewed in Workers Solidarity
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