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Health Secretary Matt Hancock, has been found to have acted unlawfully

could anyone enlighten me about the differences about "acting unlawfully", and "breaking the law"? Being cynical, my take would be that "acting unlawfully" is an admission that a court found a politician guilty of breaking the law, but no chop for him, literal of figurative. While "breaking the law" by little people (aka plebs) and being found guilty, involves certain, more or less unpleasant consequences meted out by the Justice System? In other words - no punishment for "acting unlawfully"?

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