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Sunday, March 20, 2005


It does not do to crow about these things of course because it is so easy to get caught up in confrontational situations oneself. It has been a hard week, you are tired and a neighbour pushes you that little bit too far so you retaliate, not violently, but in a short-tempered frustrated sort of way and before you know it you are before the beak charged with criminal damage. Or, as in this case, you get let off with a caution.

The point is of course that these sorts of reactions are precisely what the Government have termed to be anti-social behaviour. So that when you write articles for your local paper outlining your desire to tackle 'loutish or antisocial behaviour' and the 'responsibility to behave as decent citizens' as Chris Pond did, then you really do reap what you sow.

The question is that when Ministers like Chris Pond supported all those measures to deal with anti-social behaviour did they envisage them applying to people living in refurbished Grade 2 listed 18th-century houses, thought to be worth £750,000?
Reap what you sew is an interesting concept.

The British Council's 'Learn English' cartoons might be a good place for the Welsh Lib Dem's Education Spokesperson to learn the proper use of 'sew' and 'sow'.
A mere typo, now corrected!
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