Felicity writes on the naked rambler and the conflict between ECHR and the common law

“I can’t help but smile at the thought of the furore that would ensue if (or when) the European Court of Human Rights were to decide that we English are far too uptight and ought not to be offended by nudity.

Most readers will, no doubt, be (overly) familiar with the story of Stephen Gough, aka the “naked rambler”. He was most recently described by Sir Brian Leveson as a man who, “has walked naked through the highways and byways of the United Kingdom, from John o’ Groats to Land’s End”.


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