Mudcat Café message #851899 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54636   Message #851899
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
21-Dec-02 - 06:50 PM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
His idea of a crowd pleasing joke. I doubt very much if this is an issue any politician is seriously interested in to the extent of courting unpopularity.

I think there is a built-in belief that all aspects of human life ought to be regulated, and that any activity that isn't built around moneymaking is to be regarded with suspicion - and of course they hate doing anything that involves admitting they've got it wrong.

But the real worry has been apathy - and the fact that for a long time it was very hard to get anybody involved in folk music and other informal music-making, to take this seriously was especially worrying, because if we don't think it matters, who will?