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Thread #54636   Message #917408
Posted By: ET
24-Mar-03 - 05:12 PM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
As the war in Iraq semms to be going badly I wonder if the cannon fooder Labour MP's are getting nervous? I wonder if more might object to Howells nonsense if they thought there was a healthy weight of public opinion against it?

Whatever bilge Howells has tried to fob them off with, one thing stands out from his latest epistle that might make them think. It is that he agrees that whilst an antique piano might not need a licence if kept locked, it would it it were played to entertain either the people in the pub or the player.

This is one of the more extreme matters that the bill includes. If MP's cottened on only to that they might be wary of other matters. Try fax your MP again. It wasn't working yesterday but might today. Tell them Howells admits this but much else that he says is flannel, almost as if he hasn't read his own bill. Ask them to consider all in the light of this bit about pub pianos!

If only 10% of theose who had signed the petition faxed their MP, that would be about 10,000 faxes which is 20 each to each MP if my dubious maths is correct.

May just have an effect. please try.