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Sunday, February 18th, 2018 @ 6:44PM

Lord C-J helps launch the 2017 Live Music Census Report

I recently helped to launch the excellent Report on the 2017 Live Music Census carried out by Emma Webster  Mat Brennan, Adam Behr, Martin Cloonan and Jake Ansell at the Musicians union HQ in Clapham Road I was asked to give an overview of Parliamentary progress in supporting grassroots music venues.This…

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 @ 1:31PM

Dozens of Public Space Protection Orders now illegal under new Government guidance

Just before Christmas without any publicity at all the Home Office published new Statutory Guidance governing Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), a power that has been used to ban a wide range of public activities, including ball games, rough sleeping, busking, skate boarding and standing in groups. The Manifesto Club without…

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Sunday, September 11th, 2016 @ 12:06PM

Lord C-J calls for restriction on PSPO’s

Back in the Summer buskers, civil liberty campaigners and many others protested about the increasing use of PSPO’s a subject on which I have been campaigning ever since the Anti Social Crime and policing Bill became law. See here Recently I held a debate in the House of Lords to…

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 @ 10:08AM

Reduce FOBT stake to £2 says Lord C-J

Earlier this year I put forward a Private Members Bill in the Lords to reduce the FOBT maximum stake currently set at £100 to £2. This is the argument I made.  Through the Bill I am today pursuing a matter of considerable concern that has been raised in this House…

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Friday, June 5th, 2015 @ 9:13PM

Lord C-J launches bill to cut FOBT stakes

The first serious legislative attempt to enforce a reduction in the maximum stake for Fixed Odd Betting Terminals (FOBTs) is underway as my new Gambling Bill was published this week FOBTs were first introduced in 1999 but particularly in the last five years, concerns have grown as it has become…

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Sunday, March 1st, 2015 @ 7:20PM

Senior Business People Emphasize the Value of International Students

Last week I co-signed a letter to the FT as follows     International students are vital to the UK’s prosperity   Sir, The public supports an immigration system that welcomes individuals who make a contribution while they are in the UK. It is unsurprising, therefore, that the majority of…

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