Top 10 Weirdest Laws in the UK
We all know of the more common laws in the UK, for example, you are not allowed to break into someone else’s home, and you cannot steal from others, but there are so many more laws that many of you would not be aware of. Here are some of the most ridiculous laws in the United Kingdom…
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- It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament. I’m going to be honest, there isn’t really much we can do about this.
- If a pregnant women is in need of the loo, then she can legally go anywhere she wants. She is even allowed to request a policeman’s helmet. Somehow, I don’t think he would want his helmet back afterwards.
- Eating mince pies on 25 December is illegal. I think we have all broken the law then.
- It is only legal for a male to urinate in public if it is aimed at the rear wheel of his vehicle and he places his right hand on the vehicle. This is very specific, isn’t it?
- You are not allowed to wear a full suit of armour in the Houses of Parliament. Has anyone ever planned to do this?
- Placing a stamp upside down on an envelope is an act of treason. This seems a bit extreme.
- If a Scotsman is carrying a bow and arrow within the ancient city walls of York, then it is legal to murder him. However, it is illegal on a Sunday. If I was a Scotsman, then I would be carrying around a bow and arrow on a Sunday!
- It is illegal to get in a taxi in London if you have the plague or smallpox. The taxi driver should ask whether the customer has either. Looks like they’re walking home then.
- You are not allowed to hang a bed out of your window. Who would anyway?
- If there is a beached whale in the UK, then it becomes the property of the King and Queen. Well, they can have it!
These laws are some of the weirdest in the UK that many people will not pay attention to. I have yet to hear on the news that a Scotsman has been murdered in York while he was carrying a bow and arrow. I think these laws are a little outdated.
However, if you did happen to get in trouble for any of these crimes, then I would suggest you hire a solicitor.
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