Weird Laws - Still on the UK Statutes

Submitted by Inchcock

Saturday, 10 December 2011

In London, Hackney taxis must carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats.

It is illegal to be drunk in a pub or club, or any other licensed premises.

Oddly, it is illegal to consume a mince pie on Christmas Day.

In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close.

However, in Chester you can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight.

Also in York, excluding Sundays, it is apparently legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow, but legal on other days!

In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless in public unless they are a clerk in a tropical fish store.

It is illegal for a Member of Parliament to enter the House of Commons wearing a full coat of armour.

Sleeping with a consort of the queen is classified as treason, and as such carries a maximum penalty of death.

Placing a postage stamp of the queen upside down, is also considered treason.

It is unlawful to impersonate an Chelsea pensioner.

It is illegal to sell most goods on a Sunday.
It is however legal to sell a carrot.
It is also legal to sell it at any price, and to give free gifts with it, such as anything else one might want to buy on a Sunday.
It illegal to sell Sterilised milk on Sunday, but fresh or pasturised is legal.


The following are legal though:

A male may urinate in public, so long as it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle, and his right hand is on the vehicle.

All English males over the age of 14 are to carry out approximately two hours of longbow practice a week, supervised by the local clergy.


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