Orange Room Supporter
First, please read through the wikipedia data on some other European countries, which still uphold some sort of lèse-majesté laws, most notably spain due to recent events, but many others.[WIKIPEDIA]
Section 51 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 abolished the common law criminal offences of sedition and "leasing-making" in Scottish law. The latter offence was considered an offence of lèse-majesté or making remarks critical of the monarch of the United Kingdom. The final prosecution for this offence had occurred in 1715.
second, You are missing the point: whether or not we think the law is fair or archaic and should be abolished, it is the law today. A judge may find you innocent, the plaintiff may pardon or decide not to press charges, but it is an offense and it is the duty of citizens to abide by the law and the police to enforce it. This is democracy, you don’t pick and chose what law to apply and whom to apply it on.