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Byline: DENIS KILCOMMONS Wry look at life from our man on Honley ... email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
ROCHDALE Council wanted to clean up their town centre with a ban on swearing but have had to back down.
Liberty said the ban was a "staggering misuse of power which would unjustifiably curb the rights and freedoms of Rochdale residents".
What about the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens who have to put up with foul language in the streets and on buses? It happens everywhere these days, with a small percentage of people refusing to acknowledge the ground rules of social responsibility and behaviour.
But what is the answer? Fines, public stocks or a whack round the head with a wet cod?