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Thread #78013   Message #1398761
Posted By: pavane
04-Feb-05 - 06:53 AM
Thread Name: Cornish Session Dies
Subject: RE: Cornish Session Dies
Is there anything to be gained by ensuring councils' JOBSWORTH type decisions are widely publicised? It is likely to embarass councils into relenting?

Headlines in the local press that the council is trying to stamp out live music and for NO good reason, and possibly acting illegally - that sort of thing? After all, as far as I am aware, the two in a bar rule has not been properly tested in the courts, to clarify its true meaning.

Councils are bullying pubs with the threat of the cost of POSSIBLE court action.

And no-one has produced any evidence that there are any health & safety concerns from live acoustic music - in fact the reverse is true. If a pub shows TV soccer INSTEAD, then there is a far higher likelihood of problems.