And the justification for this will be?
What then, of social housing tenants who don't pay their TV licences, or steal 5 gallons of petrol, or smack somebody in the face after a night on the beer?
As I understand it, the tenant of the social housing involved wasn't taking part in the riots.
If the Courts are unable to "visit the sins of the child on the parent" then by what divine right do the local authority do so?
What of the sanctions then, against those who own or are buying their own property? What about the girl who admitted guilt and who lives in her parents' house, worth considerably more than one million pounds?
Does anybody else see this as a half-baked, knee-jerk, "sound-bite" and intrinsically unfair and discriminatory reaction which will never (I hope) get off the ground?
And yes, I heard Ravi Govindia's trite and somewhat tenuous reasoning.