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Many strange and somewhat ridiculous laws still exist in the UK. Over the
years, many weird laws have been exaggerated, repealed or are out-
dated, so we’ve created this handy infographic of 8 bizarre laws, and
what they really mean, using information from Britain Explorer to help you
out. You might be surprised at the results!
Well, not quite. Actually, it’s illegal for the keeper of a
place of public resort to permit drunkenness in the
house. Basically, you’re allowed to get drunk in the
pub – it’s the owner who is breaking the law!
Again, this isn’t quite true. An employer may say
whatever they like on a reference, but if it’s nega-
tive then they must be prepared to defend it in
court – an employee can sue for defamation or
libel. Therefore, employers usually choose to go with
‘If you haven’t got anything nice to
say, say nothing at all!’
IN CHARGE OF
This is true, except it also includes
horses and steam engines.
Don’t drink and herd!
This is apparently to stop the spread of ‘Ring Rot’.
under the terms of the Polish Potatoes
(Notification) in England Order, 2004
It’s illegal IN LONDON
IT’S illegal TO SOUND
YOUR CAR HORN
In typical British fashion
Any person directed by notice or
authorised person to queue must
join the back.
TUBE TICKET HALL
In the Metropolitan Police District...
by ringing their doorbells
or knocking at their doors
(i.e. Knock Knock Run).
wilfully disturb people
- or any other notifiable disease – unless you tell the driver first. In which case,
the driver may still agree (as long as they disinfect the taxi afterwards).
TO FLAG A TAXI IF YOU
(knowingly) HAVE THE PLAGUE
A fairly standard yet little abided by law is that...
for any other reason
than to warn someone
That means NOT beeping at people who cut you up at the roundabout.
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