Mudcat Café message #852213 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54636   Message #852213
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
22-Dec-02 - 01:47 PM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
I predict there will be a fair number of amendments tabled, and some of them will be accepted.

And one good thing about the bill is, paradoxically, that it criminalises the musicians as such who persist in playing in unlicensed premises, which means that there would now be room for a civil disobedience campaign.

It also looks as if unless there are signifucant amendments, musicians playing on demonstrations, for example against the war, will fall within the scope of the act. And I can't see how that cold be legal under human rights legislation.

This has real possibilities.