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GP's bloodstained protest over Iraq

Dr Elisabeth Davidson has paid part of her tax bill with a bloodstained cheque in protest at Government spending on the war in Iraq.

The salaried GP in Liverpool had first tried withholding 10 per cent of her tax but was forced to pay up after being threatened with legal action.

Dr Davidson said her campaign had initially caused friction with her employers, but they were now supportive: 'I decided to go as far as court, but then pay and do a song and dance about it ­ more to make a point than anything.'

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