Tag: Robin Hood

Robin Hood of the Anti-Corn Law League

Hark ye! My Merry Men all and listen to me!
Of a very bad bishop who was a Tory!

Sir Robin William V. Harcourt Hood, M. P.

Whenever a politician proposes raising a new tax or cutting a public service, a newspaper columnist will often respond that the proposed changes are ‘Reverse Robin Hood’. Alternatively, those who look favourably upon governmental tax and finance reforms might attempt to portray the politician in question as embodying Robin Hood values.