Mudcat Café message #541025 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38260   Message #541025
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
03-Sep-01 - 06:16 PM
Thread Name: Write an Email for Shambles? Part 2
Subject: RE: Write an Email for Shambles? Part 2
I've just started yet another threadwith a song about all thgis

That letter Shambles posted from the council - two points:

1)It fails completely to touch on whether, even if their interpretation of the law in question and of their obligations is correct, that is consistent with their duty not to offend against human rights obligations. That legal article that Richard Bridge somewhere said he'd got permission to post might be relevant here.

2)That sentence where it says "exemptions, e.g. ...in support of a religious gathering". I don't think that's what the law says - the exemption, I think, is for services as such. "In support of" could on the face of it mean that, if in the course of a session someone read out a list of times of local church services, it'd be covered by the exemption. I wonder if this is their way of trying to find a loophole that will mean they can avoid coming down heavy on carol singers, and yet pretend they are being consistent?