» Tuesday, July 6, 2004

Anti-Social Behaviour

Questioned about the Prime Minister’s suggestion to the Liaison Committee this morning that the Government might be willing to re-legislate on anti-social behaviour because the current measures were not working, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said that he would disagree with the summary of the Prime Minister’s position on this issue. He had not said that the current Anti-Social Behaviour Orders were not working. He had simply been making the point that it was important to keep the measures under review. Consequently, if certain issues were raised as a result of that process, they would obviously be addressed. That said, it was clear that Anti-Social Behaviour Orders were being used and were effective. They were being welcomed around the country by local communities and local police authorities.

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  1. Another distortion of the truth;

    "They were being welcomed around the country by local communities and local police authorities"

    Rather, they were being welcomed because in the past nothing at all was done.

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 7 Jul 2004 on 6:24 pm | Link
  2. The Camden Council use of ASBOs against flypapering is a huge and stunning success – whatever its flaws, it proves that there are ways to use the laws to punish at least some of the people responsible for anti-social behavior.

    That it doesn’t work on everyone is plain for all to see – but to pretend that the whole of the law can be simmered down to a two word summary of ‘it sucks’ ignores evidence.

    Comment by Gregory Block — 8 Jul 2004 on 10:16 am | Link
  3. wot’s flypapering?

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 8 Jul 2004 on 11:57 am | Link
  4. Ok guys we know that the usual term is "fly posting" but if the PMOS is permitted to invent new words then surely we should be allowed that freedom too 😉

    Comment by Roger Huffadine — 8 Jul 2004 on 12:12 pm | Link

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