This BBC story describes what I would argue is the most ridiculous law ever conceived.
OFSTED has ordered two female police officers to stop looking after each others’ children! The two mums just use it as a means to work. However, they have been accused of illegal childminding because they look after children and receive a reward. But that reward is simply that they have their own children looked after in return!
If you want to sign a petition against this then click here.
Does anybody know of any other equally ridiculous laws?