The Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act 1987 allows the UK to remove the diplomatic status of any place.

Has the UK already used this act to enter an embassy/consulate/etc?
They recently threatened to do so.

Related but more general question: Has any foreign embassy ever been entered without permission?

  • -1 because the answer is contained in the linked document...
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    Dec 14, 2012 at 22:04
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Yes once. Cambodian embassy was de-recognised in 1988 as it was vacant and squatters had moved in.

Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act 1987 (how did you link this and not...?)

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