Following constant and large scale criticism of Anti Social Behaviour Orders (otherwise known as ASBOs), the coalition government has finally announced replacement measures aimed at ridding the U.K. of one of the greatest scourges of the 21st Century.
The Under-Secretary of State for Crime Prevention James Brokenshire today revealed a number of new measures, one of which is the Outlaw Behaviour Order or OBO for short.
The idea is that any offender who has been convicted but shows a particular bent for a musical instrument will be sentenced to an OBO which will entail them playing their instrument of choice in the city centre for an indeterminate length of time. Such offenders will not receive any benefit so will have to live off whatever they make from their busking. Anyone who reaches a basic level of musical achievement will be guaranteed a spot on 2011's Britain's Got Talent.
Another innovation intended to cut down on unruly behaviour would see consistently anti social families being evicted from their houses and forced to relocate to farms where they will undergo hard labour by having to muck out the horses as well as cleaning, feeding and grooming them . This is what will be known as the Community Trigger Order.