Part 5 – Over 100 English Peers and 450 MP’s guilty of Ripping off the Public Purse – and Scots suffered the imposition of more taxes to make good their losses

          1720 – The South Sea Bubble This was, in its time the largest financial Ponzi Scheme ever created and it involved almost all of Englands’ Peers of the realm, politicians and their toadies who were hell-bent on gathering money to themselves at the expense of the public. In 1720, inContinue reading “Part 5 – Over 100 English Peers and 450 MP’s guilty of Ripping off the Public Purse – and Scots suffered the imposition of more taxes to make good their losses”

Part 4 – The English Government Tightens the Screws of Oppression on the Scots – Just Putting Them in Their Place so to Speak

    General Wade     Walpole and the Whigs The Whigs fared badly at the 1724/5 election and lost many supporters but Cock-a-hoop with their malt tax victory Walpoles new government put the boot in and forced more commodity taxes on Scotland. An increased Scottish presence at Westminster counted for nothing since with aContinue reading “Part 4 – The English Government Tightens the Screws of Oppression on the Scots – Just Putting Them in Their Place so to Speak”