Stupid Modern Laws and Regulations in the UK, just a few new ones
Topping the list is my favorite UK law. In 1998, seems they thought it was necessary to create a law banning a nucleur explosion. Yes, if you set off your own home made bathtub nuke, you may in fact be facing some jail time. Go figure. Seems that being charged with all the death and devastation the bomb causes is not quite enough of a punishment. And dare I even mention the punishment of George W. Bush up your butt with the entire U.S. military blowing up your entire town for even thinking such things (well, only if your town sits on any considerable amount of oil).
Well, hell… I was gonna order up a few million dollars worth of uranium to create a cool light show in the yard, but I sure can’t now, it would be illegal. I wonder what the fine would be? In Chico, California they say there is a fine of $500 for detonating a nuclear device.
3000 new laws in nine years, wow… Tony may be going for Guinness Book Stardom on this one
The article is from a website called independent and begins as so..
… and watch out for squirrels (gray kind) and suspect potatoes as well, both may get you in deep shit. Oh, one more thing… just stay away from the Titanic, that thing has already seen enough trouble, no need to add to it.
Nuclear Explosions (Prohibition and Inspections) Act 1998
Causing a nuclear explosion.
Scallop Fishing Order 2004
If a boat breaches the restrictions in articles 3, 4 or 5, the master, owner and charterer are each guilty of an offence.
Measuring Instruments (Automatic Rail-weighbridges) Regulations 2006
A person shall be guilty of an offence if he uses for trade an automatic rail-weighbridge to which there is affixed a disqualification sticker.
Scotland Act 1998 (Border Rivers) Order 1999
Unauthorised fishing in the Lower Esk.
Apple and Pear Orchard Grubbing Up Regulations 1998
Any person who (a) intentionally obstructs an authorised person in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by regulation 10 above, or a person accompanying him and acting under his instructions or (b) without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a requirement under regulation 10 above, shall be guilty of an offence.
Protection of Wrecks (RMS Titanic) Order 2003
A person shall not enter the hull of the Titanic without permission from the Secretary of State.
Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) Regulations 1997
Failure to provide adequate facilities for crew members.
Transport Act 2003
A person commits an offense if he provides air traffic services in respect of a managed area.
Polish Potatoes (Notification) (England) Order 2004
No person shall, in the course of business, import into England potatoes which he knows to be or has reasonable cause to suspect to be Polish potatoes.
Learning and Skills Act 2000
Obstructing an inspection by the Adult Learning Inspectorate.
Care Standards Act 2000
Obstructing the work of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales.
Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001
Knowingly etc selling plates which are not vehicle registration plates.
London Underground (East London Line Extension) (No 2) Order 2001
Any person who, without reasonable excuse, obstructs any person acting under the authority of the Company in setting out the lines of the scheduled works, or in constructing any authorised work or who interferes with, moves or removes any apparatus belonging to any such person shall be guilty of an offence.
Courts Act 2003
Assaulting and obstructing court security officers.
Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005
Part seven of the Act created offences of failing to nominate a key-holder where an audible intruder alarm is present.
Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002
If any officer appointed in accordance with regulation 30(1) reports to the master or other officer in charge of the bridge a door to be closed and locked when it is not in fact closed and locked he shall be guilty of an offence.
Bus Lane Contraventions (Penalty Charges, Adjudication and Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2005
Failing without reasonable excuse to attend a hearing held by an adjudicator, or to produce any document to an adjudicator.
Vehicle Excise Duty (Immobilisation, Removal and Disposal of Vehicles) Regulations 1997
Failure to rigorously separate the accounts of ground-handling activities from the accounts of other activities in accordance with current commercial practice.
Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006
In relation to certain invasive non-native species such as the grey squirrel, ruddy duck or Japanese knotweed, selling any animal or plant, or eggs or seeds.
3 Comments posted on "Stupid Modern Laws and Regulations in the UK, just a few new ones"
joe on April 29th, 2010 at 11:16 am #
i assaulted 3 court guards in 2002 i own that law
yeah joe ur a loser on June 10th, 2010 at 11:15 pm #
yeah joe your a loser
safe az fook on December 3rd, 2011 at 6:34 pm #
did you know the eye ball was once the worlds best kept secret weapon’ i know you dont believe but believe it was safe az fook
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