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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…

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 @ 9:28PM

Busking: Let’s Back Voluntary Action over Regulation!

Good to see that the work of the Mayor’s Busking Taskforce has now come to fruition with the launch of Busk in London and the new voluntary code of conduct. Many congratulations to Paul Broadhurst, Julia Jones, Jonny Walker, Nick Broad and many others. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/mayor-unveils-capitals-first-code-of-conduct-plan-for-buskers-10127532.html

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 @ 4:28PM

Reduce The Maximum Stake on FOBTs

Recently in the Lords I have been arguing (along with John Leech MP and Lord Strasburger) for a major reduction in the maximum permitted stake for Fixed Odd Betting Machines. Currently this is £100. This allows users to bet up to £100 every 20 seconds. During 2013, £1.6 billion was…

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