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Liberal Ideas for the 21st Century
Friday, September 30, 2005
He said what?
By Peter

You think you've heard it all and then you read this in the morning Guardian and spill your coffee all over the toast:


"I don't think that the traditional law can give law-abiding people adequate protection. We are trying to fight 21st-century crime - antisocial behaviour, drug-dealing, binge drinking, organised crime - with 19th-century methods as if we still lived in the time of Dickens," Mr Blair said in his Labour conference speech.

Where was he educated? Fettes and Oxford wasn´t it?

Well you one can understand feeling strongly about binge-drinking and anti-social behaviour at the end of a party conference. But does our Prime Minister really believe that antisocial behaviour and binge drinking are 21st-century crime ? Doesn´t he think such problems existed in the London of Charles Dickens?
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