PM: Yes to royal wedding parties
London - Prime Minister David Cameron is urging local councils not to use bureaucratic rules to prevent street parties celebrating the April 29 royal wedding.
Cameron says councils should refrain from interfering with plans for parties by imposing rules requiring licenses, insurance protection and other bits of red tape.
He wrote in The Sun newspaper on Monday that people who want to celebrate should be able to do so freely.
The prime minister is responding to persistent reports that councils are putting up roadblocks to parties planned to mark the union of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
In addition, the anti-monarchist group Republic says its plans for a republican-oriented party are being blocked by the Camden Council in north London.