Liverpool Busking Fiasco

Busking Fiasco Hits the Wrong Note for Liverpool

Under New Rules, Beatles Might Never Have Made It

The introduction of new and restrictive busking rules in Liverpool City Centre should be scrapped immediately according the Green Party in Liverpool.

Peter Cranie, the Liverpool based odds-on favourite to become the new leader of the national Green Party said today:

“Some of the stories about the Beatles say that in 1958 George Harrison joined after having initially met John Lennon and Paul McCartney while they were out busking. We do definitely know that these great musicians did busk in our city. If they had been operating under these new rules, they wouldn’t have been able to. Liverpool has a proud musical tradition, and this is exactly the opposite of the cultural vibrancy the city should be trying to encourage.”

“We are looking into how exactly these rules were brought in and how they can be overturned, but it is clear that the Labour group must sort out this fiasco. It is frankly embarrassing for our city.”

The online petition against the new restrictive rules has now gained over 3,000 signatures with a growing feeling that the rules shouldn’t have been introduced.

http://www.change.org/petitions/keep-spontaneous-street-performance-alive

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