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Thread #106585 Message #2205797
Posted By: Richard Bridge
30-Nov-07 - 05:18 PM
Thread Name: Miskin 2008?
Subject: RE: Miskin 2008?
This will not be a pleaant thread for Andy to join. There is a lot of unpleasant history to this. I would not expect him here in public, and I do not think we should ask him to appear.
If others who have the potential to organise either a Miskin or a Miskin Tribute PM Andy then there are three obvious possible ways forward.
First, an application for what is basically Miskin, at Easter, at Miskin by a person observably and demonstrably not connected to the 2006 organisers or "shadow organisers". I see no proper legal objection to that.
Second, an "adults only" Miskin at Miskin at Easter but I bet my bottom dollar the police will still make representations against the grant of the licence, and litigation is not the way forward.
Either of the above face a timescale problem.
Third, a "Miskin Tribute" elsewere and elsewhen. The objective can be achieved by adding tribute to any relevant existing planned festival.
On a slightly different tack, I suspect that the police objections were not really on the ostensible grounds. I suspect that someone with a dark blue apron has an axe to grind. I suspect there is a nimby on the square. Not just on the square. So a substitute organiser will need to have some very good connections. Very very good connections.