Mudcat Café message #660022 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #44769   Message #660022
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
28-Feb-02 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: URGENT UK contact your MP TONITE
Subject: RE: BS: URGENT UK contact your MP TONITE
The more straightforward outcome would be for a local council to take the hint it has been given in the government spokesman's reply in the House of Commons last night, and adopt a formal policy of nor enforcing the law in circumstances where to do so would be stupid.

The first council to do this will be likely to get brownie points from the government, and other councils can be expected to follow.

If it is possible to announce the suspension of arresting people for possessing cannabis in Brixton, the same can be done for inappropriate enforcement of PEL regulations.

There is no need to wait for a private member's bill or government legislation. A local council could introduce a Musician's Charter without delay. Unless all the local councils are packed with boneheaded councillors it is hard to see how one of them can fail to do precisely this.

I know there are councillors who aren't boneheaded. I suppose however that it is possible they are everywhere outnumbered by colleagues who are.