While the crime of being an “incorrigible rogue” was among 309 U.K. laws recently removed from the statute books, according to Australian website The Age–which must be a huge relief to any Australians who might somehow still be incorrigible–it is seemingly still a crime in Great Britain, punishable by being “transported beyond the seas for the term of his or her natural life,” to call for the abolition of the monarchy, or even to “imagine” abolition or “waging war against the queen” (in print). So watch yourself, section three of the Treason Felony Act of 1848 is still in force, repeat, still in force.
- It is illegal to even ‘imagine’ overthrowing the Queen, says government (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- Calling for abolition of monarchy is still illegal, UK justice ministry admits (theguardian.com)
- Monarchy treason law still stands, says government (theage.com.au)