Problem estates used to be thought of as being run-down council estates where problematic families from poor backgrounds with undisciplined children lived, mostly on council estates, but there is a new breed of problem estate and it is affecting the wealthier more affluent areas.
Since the early 1990's there has been an obsession with money where many people given the chance have tried to get their hands on whatever money they can irrespective of the negative consequences it has on others. Some would be prepared to take everything if they could get away with it rather than let the others have their fair share, and this has helped generate the selfish and greedy society we live in now.
Many of these people are not truly successful in the wealth they have gained but got it deceptively and without earning it (like fat-cats and MPs) so there is an abundance of these families on the more affluent estates who, apart from their wealth through ill-gotten gains are not suited for the standards on these estates and are becoming the yobs of their community.
These yobs are not the typical yobs we see in run-down estates but at war with the neighbours - because of their obsession with false one-upmanship. The genuine neighbours who have risen and earned their wealth are living comfortably but the yobs are there under false pretences and cannot keep up with the others, so like living in desperation for drugs they have to find the money they need for their obsession with one-upmanship and they try all sorts of things. If they cannot get on top of their neighbours they send in their gangs to vandalise and damage the properties of those who are better off than then who they envy.
These estates are now becoming not so comfortable and diminishing in value which makes it easier for the yobs to afford to live on so there is a call for people to pass an attitude and integrity test before they are let onto the more affluent estates in future to try to weed out these pretentious and obsessed workers who want to be seen by their money and what they own rather than what they are.
If this plan is successful it could mean that prospective councillors, MPs and other public figures will have to go through this scrutiny as well since the councils, civil service and the Houses of Parliament have become houses of criminals rather than people with the genuine desire to serve the people.