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No1Doyen


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Since the Labour party took power in 1997 under then prime minister Tony Blair, it has created 3,600 new criminal offences, Huhne said -- adding this was "massively complicating" the job of police and the criminal justice system."Some of these offences are completely bizarre -- for example, the offence of causing a nuclear explosion," he told members of parliament (MPs)."The idea that anyone might cause a nuclear explosion without killing anybody, and therefore being subject to a possible charge of murder, is extremely far-fetched."Other new offences include "wilfully pretending to be a barrister", "disturbing a pack of eggs when instructed not to by an authorised officer" and "offering for sale a game bird killed on a Sunday or Christmas day", he said.

Huhne accused the government of doing nothing to repeal these laws. Justice minister Jack Straw asked for a full list of the ones the MP wanted removed from the statute books so that he could review them.Among the most ridiculous laws



No1Doyen


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It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament (27%)

It could be regarded an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen's image upside-down (7%)

Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned (5%)

In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants (4%)

The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen (3.5%)

It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing (3%)

It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour (3%)



No1Doyen


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It is still illegal for cab drivers to carry rabid dogs or indeed corpses and by law they must ask each and every passenger if they have small pox or 'The Plague'.



I can just picture it:



Cabbie "Where d'ya wanna go guv?"

Punter "Oxford Street, please cabbie"

Cabbie "'Ave you got the Pox?"

Punter "Not that I know of Cabbie"

Cabbie "That's OK then, move that dead body out of the way and sit back...."



ilovecyprus


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08/12/2008 16:19

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Apparently baliffs can't take any goods that you are wearing. So, just put the TV on your head, attach your stereo to your jumper, tie your couch to your shoes etc and declare yourself a fashion guru.



The number of goods you keep is only limited by your imagination



No1Doyen


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Good one Mark, I must remember that.



DutchCrusader



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The country, with the silly laws mentioned above, is not named in this thread. Let me guess...



No1Doyen


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Dutch....It's in the Title



littlenige



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Has do some serious journalistic investigation the country is named between strange and laws ...I am not going to give you a clue as you may say I spelt it wrong



Dusterbruce


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08/12/2008 18:55

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If someone breaks into my house and my dog bites them I will be prosecuted for keeping a dangerous dog!



Hilltop



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08/12/2008 19:10

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You can only be prosecuted for having a dangerous dog in a "Public Place"

But there are dogs that are classified as dangerous, that you can not own. Dogo Argentina etc



Coachie



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08/12/2008 22:17

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you cannot attack a person who has broken into yourhouse on the ground floor,you have to wait till he comes up the stairs ,in the meantime he has emptied your house whilst you are waiting for him..



No1Doyen


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In the UK, a man who feels compelled to urinate in public can do so only if he aims for his rear wheel and keeps his right hand on his vehicle.



Rotaciser


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Message 12 Now! you are taking the P--s



Hector


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Good job 'wilfully pretending to be a barrister' is not illegal in NC for all our advocates.



harita


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08/12/2008 23:34

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No1Doyen...

Message 12... What happens if his aim is as bad as mine & he misses the wheel...



No1Doyen


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More importantly, what happens if he's only got one hand?



Peeky



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He would fall over, because he has to keep 1 hand on the vehicle.



Turtle


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What happens if he keeps both hands on the vehicle !



Peeky



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09/12/2008 21:10

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No problem if wearing drain pipe trousers.



Coachie



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09/12/2008 21:36

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he has an awful looking wet patch on his trousers..



fire starter


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there is a very old law which allows you to buy stolen goods, without breaking the law.

if you buy the goods from an old established market on a market day.

i was told this by an antiques auctioneer.



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