Tuesday, February 28, 2006


It's been a nervous couple of days for the BBC, Abbey Road and Coldplay after a council jobsworth noticed that the broadcaster had recorded a gig with an audience at the studio. The November change in the law meant the organisers were exposed to the prospect of being the first people prosecuted for not having a licence.

Luckily, Westminster City Council took a similar generous view to the one it adopted when it let multi-millionaire liar Shirley Porter off most of the money she owed it, and chalked it down to a genuine oversight.