Saturday, 18 November 2017

Yes, It Works, But....

The Met Police has scrapped a controversial risk assessment form for live music events after it sparked a race row.
Top DJs, promoters and venues held talks with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who asked the police force to look again at “form 696” amid concerns it was being used to unfairly target grime and R&B artists.
Yes, well, as has been pointed out, there's no corresponding link with violence at Seventies Disco Night events or Glyndebourne, is there?
The form was originally introduced in 2005 following several shootings at promoted club nights across London.
In 2009, two questions asking for the ethnic make-up of the audience and music genre were scrapped from the form following complaints of racism.
*rolls eyes*
The Met said that while “there is no doubt that over the last decade a number of serious incidents have been prevented” because of the form process, they recognise the recent concerns.
Translation: "We're terrified of the 'r' word, so bugger safety of the public.."
Superintendent Roy Smith, said: “It is clear that in recent years the landscape of the night time economy in London has changed and thankfully we have seen a reduction in serious incidents at promoted music events, particularly those involving firearms. We have also been working in close partnership with the music industry and others to raise standards of safety in venues and at events.
“We have taken the decision to remove the Form 696 and instead develop a new voluntary partnership approach for venues and promoters across London. This will provide an excellent opportunity to share information at a local level and work to identify any enhanced risk to ensure the safety of the public.”
That'll be worth the paper it won't be written on then...
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Developing a night-time economy that works for everyone is a key priority of mine but it’s also vital that live music events in London take place safely. I called for a review of Form 696 earlier this year because of concerns raised by promoters and artists in the capital that this process was unfairly affecting specific communities and music genres.
“By bringing together the Met and representatives from across the city’s legendary grassroots music industry, we have shown why having a Night Czar is so important for London. ”

The Mayor pictured with his Night Czar, shortly before she ate him

15 comments:

Ed P said...

I'm confused - do some music events involve firearms? Or is plod's grammar faulty?

wiggiatlarge said...

Being the first on here I saw the "No Comments" and none are needed, this preposterous
little man and his ridiculous "night Czar" speak for themselves, God help us no one else will.

MTG said...

The capital has become a colossal, throbbing, ready-to-pop pustule and our options are limited. I am happy to support it because it's under too much pressure to drain without risk of covering the rest of us with green pus and dark shit.

Andrew Scarborough said...

What a smug looking cow. Who the heck is she, where did she come from, and what are her qualifications?

Thud said...

So now more people get stabbed and or killed at these events....problem? apparently not to khan and his freak buddy.

Anonymous said...

I've been to a lot of music gigs over the years, mainly rock but I have very eclectic tastes. Not one of these ever descended into violence. Maybe this could be because my eclectic taste doesn't extend as far as rap music.

Stonyground

Oopsy said...

Doesn't London's MiC (Muslim-in-Charge) have friends who want all forms of music banned?

That would probably save a lot of lives if they get their way.

Richard Brown said...

No venue will put on music events that attract a violent clientele.

Richard Brown said...

MTG: your comment makes me think of anal cysts.

Anonymous said...

"MTG: your comment makes me think of anal cysts"

Oh yes, Anal Cysts. Are they still playing live?

Marmaduke

Anonymous said...

@Richard Brown. 'Anal Cysts', indeed. Metaphors appearing on this blog merely require that degree of subtlety sufficient for an uninterrupted flight over plod heads. My favourites include: caramel, mocha, bourbon, carbuncle, canker and TNB.

Anonymous said...

Supernintendo Roy Smith. I know him. Keep an eye on his twitter feed Julia, it will give you plenty of ammunition if you want to see how such a "PC" officer shoots up the ranks.
Jaded

Greencoat said...

The 'Night Czar’ - quite plainly Eric Pickles in drag.

Anonymous said...

Go easy on the cakes to squeeze into Amy's hand-me-downs, Jaded.

JuliaM said...

"Who the heck is she, where did she come from, and what are her qualifications?"

A question I hind myself asking more and more these days...

"Not one of these ever descended into violence. Maybe this could be because my eclectic taste doesn't extend as far as rap music."

Ah, rap. Where the 'c' is silent.

"Keep an eye on his twitter feed Julia, it will give you plenty of ammunition if you want to see how such a "PC" officer shoots up the ranks."

His card is now marked.