30th Anniversary of the Poll Tax Campaign

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The Pearce Institute

840-860 Govan Road

Glasgow

G51 3UU

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Come and hear how grassroots struggle helped defeat Thatcherism.

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Thatcher was forced to resign in 1990 because the Anti Poll Tax campaign broke her flagship policy.

Thatcher’s election victory had led to a well-planned, conscious effort to break “socialist” influence in society. Thatcher used mass unemployment to weaken and drive back the unions. The threat of joblessness and new anti-union laws shifted the balance in the workplace.

Privatisation was used to “roll back” the state. It was a well-planned strategy.

Thatcherism was very successful as politics, economics, law and ideology. But it was also ultimately stopped by resistance. Thatcher was forced to resign in 1990 because the anti-poll tax campaign broke her flagship policy.

The campaign was unofficial, grassroots, militant and massive.

Featuring Robert Ross and Danny O’Neill.

Part of the "Our Class Our Culture" series of events organised across Scotland by the Scottish Morning Star Readers and Supporters. Free event.

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The Pearce Institute

840-860 Govan Road

Glasgow

G51 3UU

United Kingdom

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