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'Trail blaze' poll tax plan for Scotland in 1985 papers

Cabinet archives from 1985, when Margaret Thatcher was in power, have been released into the public domain under the 30 year rule.

The documents show that former Scottish cabinet minister George Younger wanted the so-called "poll tax" to be introduced in Scotland four years before it came into force.

BBC Scotland's Westminster correspondent Tim Reid reports.

  • 30 Dec 2014