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Truly the apocalypse is upon us

And how do I know?: Because, in all seriousness, the Safer Bristol Partnership is staging a pantomine called 'Goldilocks' ASBO and the Three Bears', because it wants "to get a very strong anti-crime message across to the young children".

I feel quite ill.

I am not exactly a fan of youth criminality, but I consider it wrong to punish a child that is incapable of understanding right and wrong. As to this Bristol brainstorm, how many children over the age of criminal responsibility are likely to be persuaded to attend a pantomime of any description, and especially one that doesn't "have 'im off the telly"in it?

Meanwhile, back in Croydon, I see that this year's pantomime at the Fairfield includes Crazy Frog. Haven't we all suffered enough?

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Blogger istanbultory said... 7:15 pm

The panto tradition, alas, never really took off in the Mohammedan lands. I too am suspicious of Labour and its oppressive use of ASBO's vis-a-vis the morally and ethically challenged. Their use probably generates more harm than good in a lot of cases....as a policy, its just a touch too gimmicky for my liking- "We are NuLabour, we shall protect you, Fear not proles".

A judicious mix of better schooling-especially vocational training- in deprived areas, better (or perhaps any) parenting and custodial sentences when required would be a more rational approach to dealing with youth crime in my view.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 7:19 pm

The punishment should fit the crime, regardless of the age of the person. So children should be treated like adults.  

Blogger CityUnslicker said... 7:20 pm

but what crimes must you have done to have crazy frog inflicted upon you?  

Anonymous newmania said... 10:26 pm

Are you entirely certain this isn’t a bit of Panto knockabout humour which , quite honestly, would have been my first assumption.

Gordon: Where is my reputation for prudence ? ….”BEHIND YOU!!!”
David : Where is Greg Barker ?……………………………”BEHIND YOU!!”
David : Where are these people demanding tax cuts ? ……….All together..  

Blogger Croydonian said... 9:44 am

IT - Although they did give us Aladdin...

HN - can't agree with you there. Think of the things one might have done as a child - throwing the odd punch, taking things etc etc - which one would not do as an adult. In part it is down to an understanding of right and wrong, and in part an understanding of the consequences.

CU - Hmm, I can think of a few members of this government who merit ordeal by crazy frog,

N - Groan....  

Anonymous N. Sharkozy said... 5:36 pm

I can't remember a time I didn't know vandalism is wrong.

30 oct  

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