Tuesday, May 02, 2006

'Instant ASBOs'

Why did this government pass a Human Rights Act, we wonder? They seem to have spent much of the time since then trying to circumvent it. The latest onslaught is against the right to a fair trial:

"Police will be given the power to impose on-the-spot antisocial behaviour orders,under new powers being planned by Tony Blair to tackle yob culture.

The Prime Minister wants to introduce instant ASBOs as a way of halting bad behaviour immediately, rather than waiting weeks before cases can be brought to court. "

We doubt the police will welcome this invitation to breach the European Convention on Human Rights.

Update: just noticed a bit about this on Tim Worstall's blog

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