R v Chief Constable of Sussex, ex p International Traders Ferry [1999]

Facts

  • Many protested against farmers exporting cattle to Europe
  • The farmers moved to a small port in Sussex, the protestors followed
  • Initially, the police supervised the small port to allow the exports
  • The police then decided to only supervise the dock on certain days

Issue

  • Could the police be made to supervise the dock every day?

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • Too costly, not irrational to set particular days
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