Mudcat Café message #848475 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54636   Message #848475
Posted By: GUEST,Richard Bridge (cookie and format C)
16-Dec-02 - 07:08 PM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
I think that is the edited highlights!

I get a feeling that the government is on the back foot slightly (Cricketing expression for "on the defensive"). That may make them feel vulnerable, but never hit a politician when he's down: kick him, or he'll get up again.

Therefore this is a good time for the petition and individual letters telling Howells that unamplified music needs no regulation, and even if it did, the folk tradition is important enough to merit exceptionally favourable treatment.