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Councils' crackdown on leafleting is 'a blow to liberty', says campaign group

The Guardian, 30 June 2011
Publié le : 30 juin 2011
 Sam Jones 

"From the revolutionary pamphlet wars of the late 18th century to flyers for low-rent gigs and proclamations of village fêtes, leaflets have long played a part in Britain's social, political and cultural life.

"But, according to a report today, those using pieces of paper to further a cause, advertise their wares or even track down a cat that's gone missing are finding their efforts stymied by ever more stringent and expensive regulation.

"The Manifesto Club, which campaigns against "the hyperregulation of everyday life", says music and comedy clubs, the Women's Institute, student societies and political campaigners have been on the receiving end as more than a quarter of councils have used the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 to crackdown on public leafleting."

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