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I admit I've been a little taken aback by the heavy-handed repression of any overt dissent to Charles Windsor in the UK, but it turns out that the UK Treason Felony Act 1848 - which punishes any public statements in favour of republicanism with up to lifetime imprisonment - is still in force.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treason_

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@hugh probably worth noting that no-one’s been successfully charged in the UK since 1883, and [2003] UKHL 38 (while sadly not an actual precedent) makes it pretty clear that the charge is likely unusable thanks to the Human Rights Act… but still!

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@hugh oh, and non-citizens can maybe still get done for sedition - thanks, Aliens Restriction (Amendment) Act 1919, section 3(1)

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@felixphew What I'm hearing is the UK Parliament has decided every year since 1848 that they want it to stay on the books, and it will have full effect if the HRA is repealled (for example, under some Brexit nonsense about purging the islands of Continentalism).

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@hugh yeah, absolutely. Just wanted to add that context.

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