The Treaty of Union that united Scotland with England, which was grounded in the Land Tax, was betrayed by the Parliament in Westminster, argues Fred Harrison. The first betrayal was by England’s aristocracy and gentry. They replaced the Land Tax with taxes that degraded people’s lives. The second betrayal was in 1910. To fund old age pensions and unemployment benefits out of the kingdom’s rents, Scotland delivered the democratic mandate for The People’s Budget. The landlords blocked its implementation.
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