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Thread #54636   Message #905635
Posted By: The Shambles
08-Mar-03 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs

You should be able to just click on the above (shortened) link to the
Western Morning News. The site can take a little while to load.

They have been running a fine and well-supported local campaign
against the Bill and all the articles can be found on their site above.

Petitions and protest forms from over 10,000 readers will be presented by a special delegation, organised by the WMN, to 10 Downing St on Thursday 13 March.

The presentation will be led by a procession of musicians and landlords and a band has been formed and will perform a specially-composed song protesting about the Bill.

In the WMN 8 March 2003. Hamish Birchall, spokesman for the Musician's Union said: "Such a phenomenal response from the people
of the Westcountry illustrates just how out of touch the Government is with these reforms." "It obviously had no idea that the right to make live music is something people would defend so ferociously."

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