Friday, February 17, 2006


Well, I finally looked it up. I've seen ASBOs, an unfamiliar term here in the colonies, mentioned on several British blogs and GW just mentioned it in my comments, so it was well past time. As are so many things, it has been quite handily explained, with examples, by our good friends at the BBC.


Blogger Nogbad said...

ASBOs are a great British invention and I'm astounded that your neighbours didn't get there first!

I can slap an ASBO on my dear 75 year old neighbour because she pokes her fire very loudly each morning (it's a solid fuel stove and she shakes the ash ut at about 07:30 every day). The cool thing about ASBOs is that she has no right of appeal and I don't need any of that tedious legal training to enact one. I worked with a legal guy for a while and he gave me the full lowdown on ASBOs and they are like the new, low skill, Swiss Army knife of jursipudence - ASBO your neighbour before they ASBO you!

February 17, 2006 at 8:23 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

I could have a stack a foot high for one house on my street alone. Oh, the stories I could tell. And in fact, did in a previous post...

And yes, it's amazing the Yanks didn't come up with this sooner. They're a fairly litigious bunch.

But us Canucks... too mild-mannered.

February 17, 2006 at 11:39 p.m.  
Blogger nanuk said...

We already have an equivalent of ASBO in Canada - it's called "winter" and confines us all to house arrest.

February 18, 2006 at 11:41 a.m.  
Blogger aughra said...


February 18, 2006 at 4:43 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

nanuk - Good point.

aughra - Imagine how useful one could be in dealing with Aunt Dumbass and EvilNephew. Phwoar!

February 18, 2006 at 7:20 p.m.  

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