Campaign Diary June 12th 2024

Edward Lucas gets Labour to backdown on its Covent Garden crackdown.

Covent Garden’s street performers have been bringing laughter and joy to this unique part of Westminster for centuries. They have their own self-regulated code, which has worked well for years. However, last year the killjoy Labour-run Westminster council tried to launch an unnecessary crackdown, attempting to impose its own draconian busking rules on the Piazza’s street acts. Here’s the story of how Edward Lucas took up their cause, fought the council and won.

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