Theresa May is rattling on about replacing ASBO's with something that sounds different.
The media are wringing their hands about "broken Britain" and wondering what can be done whilst loving the chance to fill news programmes with footage of scumbag chavs.
I've blogged this before, but the problem is simple. Lots of people have nothing to do. If they don't have jobs, none of them have the imagination to do something interesting.
More to the point, if they do, then they will be pilloried for it.
The photo shows a Platform 5 train spotting book. If you have one of these, almost everyone will laugh at you.
Until we reach the day when people who smash up things or beat up pensioners are treated worse than those standing on the end of a platform taking train numbers*, or that ownership of an ASBO is seen as more desirable by telly people than the ability to fully line a 4mm scale locomotive, then Britain will stay "Broken".
*I could also say pretty much any hobby that people reading this blog indulge in. Trainspotting is just the most extreme case.