The previous relevant legislation was the Incitement to Munity Act 1797, which created the offence of endeavouring to seduce a member of HM Forces from his duty and allegiance. The 1797 Act, last used against Tom Mann, 1912, and in the Campbell case, 1924. was not repealed by the 1934 Act, but effectively became defunct.
According to Geoffrey Robertson, a human rights lawyer, the most powerful incitement to disaffection was made in the 1987 election campaign by the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, who announced that service chiefs should consider resigning in protest if the Labour party were elected and sought to implement its non-nuclear policy.
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