Mudcat Café message #708036 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46702   Message #708036
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
10-May-02 - 07:39 AM
Thread Name: UK catters be useful TODAY
Subject: RE: UK catters be useful TODAY
A Swiss cheese letter. Full of holes. The important thing is to have some MPs who are able to understand the issues involved and who are willing to put in they workd to get the proposed legislation tidied up.

"We do not anticipate that spontaneous singing which does not constitute a "performance" under the terms of a licensing bill, or is not undertaken or organised for "reward" as defined in the Bill, will be within the range of the licensing regime."

That's a long way short of a commitment. "We do not anticipate" is the kind of phrase politicians use when they want to leave their options open. For example "We do not anticipate raising taxes" means we won't do it until after the election.