asbo - yob
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The latest goverment gimmick is something called "Respect Areas". These are meant to curb anti-social behaviour with measures like "parenting orders"
The whole thing sounds as if it has been dreamt up by some advertising agency to show to the Middle England voters that SOMETHING IS BEING DONE.
Thus, government in Britain has become little more than a string of disjointed panic responses to the concern of the moment. The sole aim is to get voted in next time.
The thing will have the opposite effect to that intended. Living in a Respect Area will get you respect on the street, just like having an ASBO does.