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Thread #47842   Message #715498
Posted By: The Shambles
22-May-02 - 02:34 PM
Thread Name: How old is Brit trad of music in pubs?
Subject: RE: How old is Brit trad of music in pubs?
The gentleman of the Local Government Association to whom the comment was attributed, has a set position and the comments were made to support this.

It should of course be the other way around. If he should come back and defend this statement we may find out the answer to the question posed in this thread. perhaps the questions here should be directed at him?

Difficult for him to prove a negative, however.

Lamarca I think that you are most probably right about his perception. If it was honestly expressed, which I think it was but it does show the level of ignorance and the danger of it being expressed at the highest level. People who are just as ignorant of their nation's traditions will assume that his comments were based on some knowledge or data.

We could always ask them to come here, to be informed?

For the puposes of the current argument, it would not matter if the tradition only went back two weeks, it would still be a tradition, or would be if the Government were not doing their best to prevent it.