The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

Dick Douglas MP, poll Tax protester, dies

Richard Giles "Dick" Douglas who died on 3rd May 2014, was a former Scottish politician, having been a member of the British House of Commons firstly as a Labour Co-operative candidate, then latterly as a Scottish National Party member.

After he was faced with legal action for not paying his poll tax - by then 800 Clydesdale Bank notes - he rose to his feet in the Commons and cited (though paraphrased) his compatriot Rabbie Burns. "They break our backs for Maggie's tax, such a parcel of rogues in a nation." He updated the Bard by adding: "The people of Scotland will not accept this unfair, undemocratic tax they did not vote for.'"

Read more>>>

Views: 23

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of The Douglas Archives to add comments!

Join The Douglas Archives

Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


© 2019   Created by William Douglas.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service