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Iain Pope

Swearing can be dealt with by police under breach of the peace laws

Iain Pope: Outlaw swearing? I’ve two words for that

I read that Rochdale Borough Council has dropped plans to introduce a new local bylaw introducing fines of up to £1000 for swearing – yes, swearing – in its town centre after it was called out for trying to wield a “quite staggering abuse of power”.

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