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Thursday’s front pages: anti-social behaviour

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guardian.JPGThe latest initiative to tackle anti-social behaviour and an apparent loophole in airport security feature prominently on Thursday’s front pages, along with the Chelsea gun siege and the Austrian house of horrors.

The Guardian says Home Secretary Jacqui Smith  wants police to harass anti-social youths and make life as unpleasant for them as they do for their victims. Young thugs should be hounded and filmed.  Story here

The Daily Telegraph is among several newspapers to pick up a BBC 2 “Newsnight” expose that foreign employees working in sensitive airport locations are not having their criminal records checked because of the time and effort that would involve. Story here 

The Daily Mail features a picture of the wife of the Chelsea siege gunman looking on in horror during the standoff and runs the story under the headline: “I Love My Wife Dearly” — the message the paper says he threw out of a window before his death. Story here

Are Brits getting ruder?

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yob.jpgBritons are becoming ruder, according to a poll, with boorish behaviour fuelled by a lack of respect for authority and the failure of parents to teach their children manners.

Foul mouthed celebs and footballers are adding to the problem, with spitting and swearing the two features that people hate most, the ITV poll says.

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