Howard blames fathers
By Helen Rumbelow



August 09, 2004

MICHAEL HOWARD will set out the Conservatives¹ new policy on crime tomorrow,
calling on fathers to stop abdicating responsibility for errant boys.

The Conservative leader will speak in Middlesbrough after meeting Ray
Mallon, the town¹s Mayor, the former police superintendent who pioneered the
³zero tolerance² approach to crime in Britain.

Mr Howard is expected to say that many factors have led to the breakdown of
law and order, but ³most damaging of all has been the dramatic decline in
personal responsibility². He singles out fathers and says they should have
more involvement with their sons.




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