Monday, September 25, 2006

Scottish Labour to Force Councils to Use ASBOs

Well Labour appear to be gearing up to next year's STV council elections by attempted to centralise some control. Possibly scared of losing control of certain councils they are going to insist that councils use ASBOs to deal with issues. What will happen if they don't? Will the council be served with an ASBO or a dispersal order from Labour's Holyrood Politburu?

Other proposals include giving front line teachers the power to exclude pupils without refeeral to senior staff, sin bins in schools and tougher punishments for certain crimes.

Looks like a serious case of control freakery to me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think Gerry Hassan's comment in the Times article was particularly apt:
"The politics of fear.. is Labour’s strongest weapon — whether it’s playing to people’s fear of Scotland breaking away from the rest of the UK or of young people on crime sprees."


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