Tuesday, August 31, 2004

"Ambassador, with these ASBOs you are really spoiling us."

Word on the street is that crime experts will be sent out to advise people to use ASBOs. More coverage from the Guardian as well. Would the Home Office now have us believe that petty crime and louty behaviour has now become so out of hand that "experts" are now needed to solve the problem? Have we forgotten how to raise our society ourselves so much? Apparently so. Still, supposedly the answer is more Orders to push the unruly even further away from community and further into the realm of the outcaste.

And no, calling the experts "ambassadors" doesn't make it any more impressive. Perhaps it makes it sound even more desparate to impress than the whole half-cooked, self-clappy Flunkett schemes already do.

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