The political honeymoon is over for Prime Minister John Major. His decision to scrap Margaret Thatcher's controversial poll tax, approved by Parliament on Mar. 27, has touched off a free-for-all in the Tory Party and an unexpected backlash among voters. The new tax plan, which combines a head tax and property levies, is just as bad as the old Thatcher scheme, voters believe. The Conservatives are now narrowly trailing Labor in the polls.

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