After Blair’s confession that his policies to deal with anti – social behaviour have failed comes another example of stupidity beyond reason.
A replica ?Viking longhouse at Penwortham near Preston has been torn down and burned by vandals who went to considerable lengths to break into the site.
The Longhouse, used by schools in the area was built and maintained by volunteers, ordinary people who gave time and money. So the destruction was not in any way a rebellion against authority but simply an example of yobbish misanthropy.
To eradicate this attitude will take more than Blair’s dubious contrition. We need an abandonment of the poolitics of self interest which have governed us for almost three decades and a new commitment to the ideals of public service.
There will always be a moron element in society but we can marginalise that kind of mentality.