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Thread #54636   Message #926253
Posted By: ET
04-Apr-03 - 02:43 PM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Having been sad enught to read all of the standing committees debate much of what Howells says reminds me of a quote from "Oh Brother, where art though?".   It is "They have a plan but not a clue".

There was much said in the debate about geriatric counsel members with ideas that life is best when everyone sites at home in front of the box, strapped into their seats, with a crash helmet on in case the ceiling comes down! The "magic" tick the box was regarded with scorn. The other night I was playing at a session of about 8 musicians - pleasant evening, no trouble of course, no interference with anyone. But licensing needed. Last night I had the misfortune to be out in a city centre scene. Communication, other than sine language was impossible over the 140 db piped music, people were sick, fights broke out in pubs and streets.   No licence needed.

What the hell sort of world does Howells live in. I wonder if he would accept an invite to attend a folk session, leading on to club land? I would pay his entry fee to a club, if I could find one that would let him in!

I think his boss, Tessa Jowells is slightly more sympathetic, but Blair and co are too busy killing Iraq's or raising taxes to care.