Public Order Act 1986 Section 5

Unfortunately used to enforce 'speech crime' (as an excuse to arrest usually) – anything said or written on a placard (i.e. during protest) that may cause 'offence' is an arrestable offence.

Why is this idea important?

Unfortunately used to enforce 'speech crime' (as an excuse to arrest usually) – anything said or written on a placard (i.e. during protest) that may cause 'offence' is an arrestable offence.

Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 Section 5(b)

Any reception of unencrypted radio communications not on a ‘broadcast band’ is illegal. Criminalises plane-spotters with their scanner. Far too wide ranging.

Why is this idea important?

Any reception of unencrypted radio communications not on a ‘broadcast band’ is illegal. Criminalises plane-spotters with their scanner. Far too wide ranging.

Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 Section 152

Appears to override RTA 1988 Section 164(8) (7 Days to produce) and is open to abuse. If you are unable to produce your drving license and counterpart immediately when stopped by the police, your vehicle can be seized.

Why is this idea important?

Appears to override RTA 1988 Section 164(8) (7 Days to produce) and is open to abuse. If you are unable to produce your drving license and counterpart immediately when stopped by the police, your vehicle can be seized.