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5:43am 29th May 2012

As the government backs down on plans for a pasty tax, here is the timeline on how Cornwall claimed victory...

March 21:The Chancellorreveals he plans to put VAT on pasties, causing a massive outcry in the Duchy.

March 23: Questions are asked in the Commons over why caviar escapes tax but pasties don't.

March 30: An online petition is launched to try to stop the proposals

April 2: The petition hits 100,000 signatures.

April 18: Despite the efforts of all Cornish MPs, the Pasty Tax passes through Parliament. They vow to fight on.

April 26: Cornish MPs and pasty producers march on Downing Street.

April 29: Hundreds brave the rain and wind to march through Falmouth in protest.
 
May 28: The Chancellor signals that he will ditch the pasty plan.
5:43am 29th May 2012

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