Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Youth of Today

A few days ago Mr Cameron anounced yet another (what seems like) off the cuff policy. This time it was to deal with the delinquent youth of this country who seem to collect ASBOs as fast as my waistline collects inches over the Christmas season. The solution, he says, is to have these kids give us their summer break after GCSEs and do 6weeks off some kind of activity involing community service. Now I'm a bit vague on this, but I venture that this is because the whole scheme is a bit vague to start with; will it be compulsory? Well, no, but it will be 'universal'. How in the name of crunchie do you expect to convince a kid with three ASBOs and hobbies including common assault & scrumping for cars to giveup his free time to 'help the community? Sorry Mr Cameron, but you are living in cloud cuckoo land. If you are going to do this, then do it properly and go the whole hog: bring back National Service! And while we're at it, let's stop handing out ASBOs like they are medals and bring back birching. I have a hunch that a few less kids would be 'anti-socially behaved' in there was a good chance that they would publicly flogged if caught. Not The Nine O'Clock News had the truth of it in their 80's sketch; "Cut their goolies off! Cut'em right off!"

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