laws of the land

Obviously Parliament had nothing better to do on these days.

! It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.

! It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.

! Under the UK’s Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing.

! In England, all men over the age of 14 must carry out two hours of longbow practice a day.

! The head of any dead whale found on the British coast is legally the property of the King; the tail, on the other hand, belongs to the Queen – in case she needs the bones for her corset.

I find myself wondering if these laws have ever been rescinded, and indeed what the process of doing just that may be.

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