Opinion  

Aren’t we the lucky ones?

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In the time of Charles II, in 1662, there was a fireplace tax, a wallpaper tax, a hat tax, a candle tax and a soap tax.

In the 18th and 19th century there was a tax on the amount of windows a house had, which is why many older properties were bricked up.

So perhaps a mansion tax would not be so foreign to us after all.

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