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We're you thinking what the Conservatives were thinking? Did you believe the Lib Dems were the real alternative? Is Labour moving forward not back? This blog will focus on all things political. It will be irritating, agitating and maybe just maybe it will get you thinking.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Assassination attempt?

About 6 months ago vandals hurled a rock as my train sped up North, smashing the outer window and making me jump out of my skin. Due to the wonders of modern technology I can tell you that the second attempt which took place 5 minutes ago failed to have a similar shattering conclusion.

I hadn't realised this blog was worrying the current political establishment so much! You'll have to try harder next time.

On a serious note, I wonder if an ASBO from Hazel Blears would have stopped the little bleeder!

Only if there's enough police to actually catch the culprit. That's what we want Hazel!
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  • At Wednesday, June 15, 2005 5:09:00 pm, Anonymous Jay Webster said…

    being a student in hull i realise first hand that ASBO's clearly don't work.....

  • At Wednesday, June 15, 2005 5:13:00 pm, Blogger Jonathan Sheppard said…

    Do you think the government is pre-occupied with putting a sticking plaster on a huge issue - rather than trying to prevent the anti social behaviour happening in the first place?

  • At Thursday, June 16, 2005 8:38:00 pm, Blogger Jonathan Boot said…

    Yes i agree we need to put more police on the beat and cut there paper work. I mean how hard is it!!!

  • At Saturday, June 18, 2005 7:04:00 pm, Blogger Mark O'Brien said…

    The problem with ASBOs is that they assume the problem of 'anti-social behaviour' is over if people are banned from a certain location at a certain time. Not only does it ignore the causes, as you say, but it ignores the solutions to the causes too.

    What's more, I don't like the language used. 'Anti-social behaviour orders' sound like technocratic jargon. It sounds like a punishment I should get when I'm too overworked to attend a party! The problem that ASBOs are trying to solve is not anti-social behaviour. It's delinquency and misconduct.


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