Sunday, 23 September 2007

Ignorance of the law is no excuse

In London, it is illegal to flag down a taxi if you have the plague.
In England, all men over the age of 14 must carry out two hours of longbow practice a day.
In Lancashire, no person is permitted after being asked to stop by a constable on the seashore to incite a dog to bark.
It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.
It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

In the city of York, it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.
(original picture pinched from a good site of York holiday pics -
In Chester, Welshmen are banned from entering the city before sunrise and from staying after sunset.
And, best of all -
Under the UK’s Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing.

1 comment:

  1. I'm open to correction but I'm not sure that it's actually illegal to die in the Palace of Westminster. A non-commoner may die. A commoner may not in that he is said to die at the nearest hospital (I forget which one it is). I once knew why (elaborating on the fact that it's a Royal Palace) but I can't recall - but then it's very late.


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