Street Seat Day
You know in some countries they have 'street seat days', on a particular time, on a particular day of the year you are encouraged to take a seat and sit outside to meet your neighbours.
Then there's the organised street parties, where local community groups can organize parties to promote whatever they promoting (oh and they sell booze & food without the local safety nazi's making a thing of it). And the bicycle tours, and the local dance clubs, picnic parks days, street barbecue day (that's always a fun one), beach party day (they cover the street with sand and we play beachball in teams, and drink and dance to music till late.....)
Fat ugly bitter old ladies are encourages to become less bitter, cycle to become less fat, and we drink to make them less ugly.... rather than become local stasi monitoring agents.
Is it just me, or has Labour basically killed the idea of women in government? Jacqui Smith wants to lock everyone up for things she professes to have done herself and hires a women only committee of experts to provide evidence of how men are sex attack monsters. Hazel Blears is behaving like the local neighbourhood bizzybody... it's like the Blair Babes have become caricatures of women. Not fit for government, but fit for sitcoms and comedy shows. I just can't imagine any future government stuffing their ministerial positions with women again after NuLabour.
I think the blog is right to call it toxic. Look at the police campaign.
"Thousands of people take photos each day, what if one of them seems odd".
That in turn led to arrests of photographers in UK for no particular reason and with no particular legal basis, e.g.
A simple demand for information poisons people's thinking. MET should be ashamed. Blears should be too.