The 2003 Licensing Act is just great. For people, like those above, who only ever make music from the backs of moving lorries. Which are specifically exempt under the Act. For other musicians it’s a pain in the neck.
So three cheers for Liberal culture spokespeople Tim Clement-Jones in the Lords and Don Foster in the commons who are trying to steer a very sensible bill freeing up the rules for small venues through. The bill should, fingers crossed, get a second reading in the House of Commons on March 12th.
And half a boo for the inexplicable antics of Liberal councillor Chris White from St Albans who seems at odds with his own party’s policy on this issue.
Want to read more? Here’s the full piece written for my Telegraph blog
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