Saturday, 27 December 2008
THE 696 FORM
The 696 Form is one of the scariest pieces of legislation which the government are trying to bring in and it will effect ALL OF US.
The 696 Form compels licensees who wish to hold live music events in 21 London Boroughs to report to the police the names, addresses, aliases and telephone numbers of performers, and most worryingly, the likely ethnicity of their audience. Failure to comply could result in fines or imprisonment. We believe this places unnecessary and frankly Orwellian powers in the hands of the Metropolitan Police, an institution which does not have the best record of racial fairness. The 696 form can only serve to deter the staging of live musical events - a positive form of activity in London and all cities - stifle free expression and quite possible penalise certain genres of music and ethnic audiences. It is an intrusion too far."
Last month i was djing at a certin West End spot and the promoter asked me for a lot of my own personal details amoungst other things. I refused and nothing else happened. If your interested, please sign the petition below,and let me know your thoughts... shout out to Barclay.