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The Resource The dreadful monster and its poor relations : taxing, spending and the United Kingdom, 1707-2021, Julian Hoppit

The dreadful monster and its poor relations : taxing, spending and the United Kingdom, 1707-2021, Julian Hoppit

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The dreadful monster and its poor relations : taxing, spending and the United Kingdom, 1707-2021
Title
The dreadful monster and its poor relations
Title remainder
taxing, spending and the United Kingdom, 1707-2021
Statement of responsibility
Julian Hoppit
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It has always been an important part of British self-image to see the United Kingdom as an ancient, organic and sensibly managed place, in striking contrast to the convulsions of other European countries. To a limited degree this is true, but, as Julian Hoppit makes clear in this fascinating and surprising book, beneath the complacent surface the United Kingdom has in fact been in a constant, often very tense argument with itself about how it should be run and, most significantly, who should pay for what. The book takes its argument from an eighteenth century cartoon which shows the central state as the 'Dreadful Monster', gorging itself at the dinner table on all the taxes it can grab. Meanwhile the 'Poor Relations' - Scotland, Wales and Ireland, both poor because of tax but also poor in the sense of needing special treatment - are viewed in London as an endless 'drain on the state'. With drastically different levels of prosperity, population, industry, agriculture and accessibility between the United Kingdom's different nations, what is a fair basis for paying for the state? --
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Hoppit, Julian
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Taxation
  • Government spending policy
  • Decentralization in government
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The dreadful monster and its poor relations : taxing, spending and the United Kingdom, 1707-2021, Julian Hoppit
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1253365114
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 324 pages
Isbn
9780241434420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1253365114
Label
The dreadful monster and its poor relations : taxing, spending and the United Kingdom, 1707-2021, Julian Hoppit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1253365114
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 324 pages
Isbn
9780241434420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1253365114

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