I hate to admit this but John Reid may achieve his goal of fixing the entire Home Office in 100 days. I don’t think his new technique can fail.
From the BBC:
“People should "stop moaning" and help tackle anti-social behaviour in their own area, the government may suggest.”
Do you see where this is going? The Home Office will work seamlessly since none of what the Home Office does will be the responsibility of the Home Office. It will all be our fault.
I’m all for a smaller state but laws and wars need to be the domain of government. Sure we should do all we can to reduce Anti-Social Behaviour if we were just sat on our arses watching the world go by, but we’re not.
We have Community Action Groups, we have Neighbourhood Watch schemes, we have a range of volunteer actions that have sprung up from the public but the bottom line is the government won’t let us defend ourselves and our property.
This is a government that allows burglars to claim compensation for injuring themselves on windows they have broken. Burglars can be compensated for falling of our roves when they’re trying to break in.
I think we have the right to complain, it’s one of the few rights the victims have left.
This is an area where a responsible government is essential. It’s just a shame we haven’t got one.