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A Hairdresser quoting Magna Carta to avoid lockdown closure has been fined £17k – 7 responses
Back at the beginning of November, some advice regarding a sneaky little way to get around lockdown rules started circulating around Twitter.
Someone wrongly very wrongly claimed that quoting the 805-year-old Magna Carta would allow your business to remain open during lockdown closures. Surely no one would believe this, right?
A hairdresser in Bradford put a sign in her window saying she'd stay open during lockdown on the basis of Magna Carta. So the police fined her £1,000. She kept quoting Magna Carta. So they fined her £2,000. She kept quoting Magna Carta. Now she's at £17k. https://t.co/RpgP6n19s7
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) November 24, 2020
These are the only 7 responses you need:
The signing of Magna Carta 1215: pic.twitter.com/WNSHhvpuoP
— Mark Blacklock (@MarxMedia) November 24, 2020
Cant believe this didnt work, wtf. Next theyll be telling me the East India Company Act of 1697 doesnt entitle me to free samosas https://t.co/JVDxa9w40q
— Alex von Tunzelmann (@alexvtunzelmann) November 24, 2020
Apparently if you look in the mirror and say "Magna Carta" five times, everything you do is legal.
— Mike Stafford (@faithfulpundit) November 24, 2020
Magna Carta, from the Latin "magna" = "Great big" and "carta" = "fine" https://t.co/4eFiyeBNgn
— Moose Allain (@MooseAllain) November 24, 2020
Anyone who uses Magna Carta to justify breaking a modern law should be made to recite the whole document from memory, since theyre so fucking well versed.
Shoes Buttback (@DanMakesNoises) November 24, 2020
Hint: if thou must needs cite the Magna Carta to flout the lockdown rules, thou shouldst also insist on trial by combat. With a mace.
— William Shakespeare (@Shakespeare) November 24, 2020
OK Facebook got the Magna Carta thing wrong but Bill Gates is definitely putting microchips in the vaccine and theres a whole other civilisation of advanced beings living in the hollow centre of the earth and Brexit is a great idea and 5G causes something or other. https://t.co/6SkZJw5gtN
— Stephen Mangan (@StephenMangan) November 24, 2020
I feel weirdly sorry for her! This is what happens when you spend too long in an online world watching brainrot videos insisting you can proclaim yourself a free man of the land… without realising that eventually the real world is going to hit you with a court summons.
Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) November 24, 2020
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