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So do the manufacturers accept that this is not a valid format?
Most of them insist on 7 x 9 format, couple of manufacturers are willing to make smaller format but they call it 'show plate'. Harley Davidson Plate mounts are originally designed for American market and their plates are significantly smaller than UK ones. Legal plates may fit on other Harley models, but not on mine because of it's particular configuration.
Yes, but thats not a defence.
Do they accept that this is not a legal format? Its a contravention of strict liability so there is no appeal in saying that a legal format doesn't fit.
Thats not a defence also.
You do not have immunity from the law because you are engaged in a protest at the time. To be honest, human rights points fail with road traffic for the most part.
Why should the officer wait till the end? Whats the point?
No, thats probably because you've got no proper challenge to this.
I've explained above.