This definition should be couched in constructive terms, which relate it to the community, and Mr Major should give his 'culture' a title that is not socially divisive.
If he clarifies his thoughts along these lines, perhaps the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary will inform themselves about the excellent work being done by partnerships of the social, probation and youth services, as well as the police forces, in many towns and cities. Until recently, such community programmes were actively encouraged, some of them with financial support, by the Government itself.
'Anti' measures are certainly necessary to prevent and curb crime. Changes in culture call for a positive approach that will encourage our country's alienated youth to believe that they have a role to play in our society.
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