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Sit-ins. Walk-outs. Smashing up the headquarters of a major political party. Chaining yourself to the railings outside your local sweet shop because they changed Marathons to Snickers. How have you stuck it to The Man?

(, Thu 11 Nov 2010, 12:24)
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I Helped to Smash
up Trafalgar Square back in March 1990 when a few people got a little vexed with Mrs Thatcher(CUNT)'s Poll Tax. Almost got my Arm busted by a Pig on a Horse :(
(, Fri 12 Nov 2010, 18:20, 15 replies)
Next time you are getting beaten up try calling an alternative comedian.

(, Fri 12 Nov 2010, 18:34, closed)
Why? They're shit in a fight.

(, Fri 12 Nov 2010, 18:41, closed)
But I resent your insinuation that there is a situation that could be handled better by a trained expert than a professional comedian.

(, Sat 13 Nov 2010, 23:01, closed)

(, Fri 12 Nov 2010, 18:41, closed)
why didn't you tell me
before I went out with her :( ?
(, Fri 12 Nov 2010, 21:08, closed)
Screw the Poll Tax protest!
I want to know where the hell a pig learned how to ride a horse! If they're that lethal, maybe we should be employing Saddlebacks to control riots instead.
(, Fri 12 Nov 2010, 20:08, closed)
you dismal prick

(, Fri 12 Nov 2010, 20:20, closed)
To this day
I've never quite understood what the problem was.

We all need streetlights as much as the next person. We all need our rubbish taken away. On average, we all need facilities such as schools equally (apart from wealthy people who send their kids to fee-paying schools...). What's the problem with people all chipping in an equal amount for local services?

Is that not more fair than the present sytem where a pensioner living in a four bed detached has to stump up half their pension money?
(, Fri 12 Nov 2010, 21:24, closed)
The problem was the same as ever under the Tories
the people who couldn't afford it suddenly got fucking stiffed and the people who could afford it paid less than they had been before. But that's their idea of fair. Twunts.
(, Fri 12 Nov 2010, 22:16, closed)
Oh dear.
The 'pensioner living in a four bedroom house' is a myth that get's trundled out every time someone tries to argue for the Poll Tax.

In fact, such a beast is very rare. Generally, what happens is that the pensioner either downsizes or goes to live with relatives. Very few people like living alone in a big empty property.

The same was true of the reverse arguement IE, why should a homeowner with three grown kids of working age pay one set of rates (under the Poll Tax they all paid). Well, you see, this situation never lasts long either - the kids go off and become homeowners themsleves, thus continuing the tax take.

The problem with the Poll Tax was that it just wasn't based on ability to pay. It was a flat rate - regardless of income. And that is a fundamental flaw.

Taxation has to be progressive for it to be fair - the rich pay more because they have more, the poor pay less because they have less.
(, Fri 12 Nov 2010, 23:25, closed)
smashing up Trafalgar Square probably wasn't the answer
(, Sat 13 Nov 2010, 9:43, closed)
It worked though

(, Sat 13 Nov 2010, 12:51, closed)

So, naturally, you think that "rich" people should pay more for everything than "poor" people; different prices in shops, and restaurants, and things? Otherwise it wouldn't be "fair", would it...

The idiocy of that arguement really depresses me...
(, Thu 18 Nov 2010, 12:48, closed)
Fucking shame that it wasn't your bastard head that nearly got broken

(, Sat 13 Nov 2010, 13:49, closed)
Unfair tax or not
What did trafalgar square ever do to you?
(, Tue 16 Nov 2010, 9:14, closed)

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