Tax rebel - Brit style

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    Tax rebel sends threatened gnomes into hiding Mon Mar 20, 10:39 AM ET


    LONDON (Reuters) - A disabled council tax rebel has sent her collection of garden gnomes into hiding to avoid them being seized by local officials.

    The officials had threatened to take the gnomes from widow Gwynneth Lester in Fareham, about 70 miles southwest of London, after she refused to pay up.

    Lester, 57, refuses to pay the tax which finances local services because, she says, she gets nothing for it.

    Her rebellion has landed her in court with a demand to pay up some 670 pounds -- in cash or in kind -- or face prison.

    "Well, they won't be taking the garden gnomes now because I have given them away," she told Reuters Monday. "In fact they won't be getting anything that I have collected over the years because I have given it all away to keep it from them.";_ylu=X3oDMTA3NW1oMDRpBHNlYwM3NTc-

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