miss manners!!!!!

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  1. "Tony Blair's "Respect Czar" has called for a campaign to bring politeness back to British life. Louise Casey said that society should be more ready to spend money to encourage good behaviour.

    And she called on TV soap operas to portray a nicer side to life, rather than constantly showing the UK as a land of gloomy, argumentative, bed-hopping candidates for an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo).

    Ms Casey is best known as the driving force behind the Asbo, and she insisted that it was an important part of the effort to restore a culture of respect.

    But she acknowledged that Asbos could not be "the be-all and end-all" and that people also need positive encouragement to be well-mannered.

    In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, she said people should all try to do a good deed a day: "It's important to help old ladies across the road. The greatest pleasure you can give yourself is to help somebody else.

    "We need a greater sense that it's OK to be decent, you're not the nerd if you don't throw your rubbish on the floor - you're the person who's making Britain the country we all want to live in."

    Ms Casey suggested that the rise in single-parent families and the decline in church-going and neighbourliness were all factors in falling levels of politeness"

    and so on ... blah blah blah

    anyway - what would you like to see improved? Whose manners have peed you off recently? I'm thinking of the 60 year old bloke who came round for dinner recently and whilst sitting just 4 feet away from me dropped several audible farts during the afternoon ... :whax:

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