The Law: Ten reasons why the law is an ass
Saturday 29 November 1997
Removing weeds under a garden fence, which could be against the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
Playing your favourite radio programme in the car which could contravene rules about driving "without reasonable consideration to other road users"
Getting a drink in your local pub on credit
Making or eating mince pies on Christmas Day (but as this law stems from Oliver Cromwell's time it is unlikely to be enforced)
Not reporting knocking down a dog in your car
Sending a magazine by post (for example a woman's magazine) which features human sexual techniques to someone who is not expecting it
Digging up worms for fishing bait from many coastal areas
Playing poker with your mates in the pub
Shouting "taxi" to hail a cab
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