I am a little confused. Big Tony says:
Ensuring "yobbish" behaviour is not tolerated will be central in Labour's third term in office, Prime Minister Tony Blair has said. "Respect towards other people is a modern yearning as much as a traditional one," said Mr Blair...Mr Blair echoed Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott's support for the shopping centre which has banned hoods and baseball caps because they can be intimidating.I would presume the ciminal laws are doing their job or need adjusting for people who are acting in a criminal way - and each country chooss their own crimes - but isn't it a bit odd to start telling people you have breached the unwritten bahaviour laws? This would never do in Alaska where the right to your own appearance has been recognized as part of your right to privacy for over 30 years. While the crimes of mischief or harassment are one thing, is there a supposed need to get folk in line, to know their place? I wonder what place that would be and who would decide? Sadly, we are not Alaskans in Canada and our Supreme Court has indicated you only have the right to make personal autonomous decisions if they are of "fundamental personal importance" but that is according to the views of others and not the person making the decision.