Who would live in a country where no child is allowed to win a race on sports day and you can lose your job for forwarding an `Irish joke' email? About 60 million Britons, that's who!
This laugh-out-loud collection of ludicrous laws, political correctness gone mad, moneywasting council schemes and ridiculous red tape reveals how:
Trapeze artists were told by insurers to wear hard hats in accordance with the European Union's Temporary Work at Heights directive.
After falling in the prison shower, a career criminal was compensated GBP248,000, including a substantial amount `for lost earnings'.
A phone contractor was not qualified to dig a six-inch-deep trench because he did not have `underground capability'.
NB: This book doesn't come with a safety warning. If you cut yourself on the paper, you can sod off.
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