In the Media

Ministers urge public to help fight yob culture

PUBLISHED May 19, 2005

Ordinary people were challenged yesterday to "get out of their armchairs" and play an active role in the community, by supporting police in an effort to stamp out yob culture.

Charles Clarke, home secretary, and policing minister, Hazel Blears, speaking at two police conferences, both called for the public to get more involved in local issues as part of the government's drive to instil "the politics of decency" in British society.