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It's a fine life

Jun 20, 2019 - City A.M.

Imagine the heart-wrenching guilt and frustration you'd experience finding a yellow parking fine packet stuck to your windshield. But what if you could just toss the paper work in the bin, and ignore the monetary sting? For foreign diplomats operating in the UK, this is the case. Under the Vienna Convention of 1961, diplomats are exempt from prosecution in their host country. So they don't pay these fines as there's no consequence for ignoring them.

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