The PMs respect zones are being rolled out in many of our cities. This appears to be about targeting areas of low-level disorder, drunkenness and improving the behaviour of various social miscreants.
However, as my colleague Justin McKeating points out, there’s a.nother agenda at work too
Cross-reference this list of the 40 councils designated ‘Respect Zones‘ today with this list of 312 councils facing local elections in May 2007.
All but one ‘Respect Zone’ (Hastings Borough Council) are having local elections this year.
Just saying, is all.