Tuesday, March 15, 2005

1795 Treason Act : Part II

Last week I wrote about the government's confusion about the repeal of the 1795 Treason act. The story was so odd that I thought I might have misheard the report on Radio 4's Today programme.

It turns out that the BBC makes an audio archive of the show available broken down into manageable sections. You can listen to the report here.

Can anybody remember why the 1795 'Treason Act', had been repealed? Ministers pondered on that question yesterday in parliament.

Still sounds astounding to me, and maybe as scary as it is funny.

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