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Thread #54636   Message #872700
Posted By: The Shambles
23-Jan-03 - 06:18 AM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Please dont dispair quite yet.

From The Times leader 21 Jan 2003 - war or no war if this influential opinion can be expressed, people will have to listen. See The thread linked to above for the full thing and another Times article on the same subject.

Mr Howells argues that amplification can allow a single musician with an electric guitar to put on a rowdier show than a string quartet and so he is only acting equitably.

But his is the equity of the wet blanket. And an illogical wet blanket at that. For the Licensing Bill will not restrict the ability of pubs to show television, amplified by powerful speakers, which could produce a great deal more noise than any pair of balladeers.