Opinion: Ian Dunt, 'Can Orwell explain Asbos'?

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Opinion: Ian Dunt, 'Can Orwell explain Asbos'?

Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:41 am

Political journalist Ian Dunt considers what is implied by the British government's decision to rename 'anti-social behaviour orders' ('Asbos') as 'criminal behaviour orders':

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Re: Opinion: Ian Dunt, 'Can Orwell explain Asbos'?

Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:48 pm

People have branded some politicians' behaviour as anti-social - but CRIMINAL !?
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Re: Opinion: Ian Dunt, 'Can Orwell explain Asbos'?

Post by russcable » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:48 pm

It seems to me calling bad, er, un-good things by good names was what annoyed Orwell. Isn't this the opposite (criminal is plus-un-good-wise than anti-social)? Orwell would be annoyed if it were changed to "socializing behavior suggestions" (my attempt at a Newspeak), wouldn't he?
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Re: Opinion: Ian Dunt, 'Can Orwell explain Asbos'?

Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:48 pm

I'm sorry, Russ - I never understand British Politics until Rory Bremner de-mystifies it, and he's not on television at the moment. Perhaps he's been Room-101'd.
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