Local councils, MPs and police chiefs will be able to call in the squad to help tackle cases of "yobbishness".
The squad, which will work across Wales and England, consists of 10 frontline local authority and police staff.
The home secretary said: "The government’s new respect squad will ensure there is no let up in tackling anti-social behaviour."
The squad will be led by the assistant director of the government’s respect task force, Alex Rhind.
Mr Reid said it would offer the chance of swift resolution to challenging problems where other means appeared to have been exhausted.
Oh fucking hell… we’re in the shit, aren’t we?
Sorry, you’ll have to excuse me here, my comments are really meant for my fellow Labour Party members because, but let’s face facts here, if this the best that that the Home Office can come up with then we really haven’t got a fucking clue have we.
Let me translate here – ‘We are launching a national ‘respect squad’ actually means ‘we haven’t got the first fucking idea what we’re doing but we think this might play well in the Daily Mail’.
This is not a policy – it doesn’t even qualify as an initiative. This is one of those half-arsed, spur of the moment ideas, like Hazel Blears’ orange jumpsuits and Blair’s frogmarching yobs down the cashpoint, the kind that gets announced in time for Breakfast TV but turns into ‘the Minister was just thinking out loud’ by tea-time in the face of the ensuing howls of derision with which the announcement is met – only this time they’ve actually gone and set the fucking thing up before giving us the chance to laugh it out of existence.
Mind you, in the hands of John Reid, it doesn’t take long for things to get even worse.
Mr Reid said: "Anti-social behaviour ruins lives and fragments communities – particularly those in some of the most deprived areas of our country.
"We should and will be unremitting in our efforts to drive up standards of behaviour and enforce a culture of respect, for the benefit of all."
Fuck me, it’s like being back at school and sitting in one of those interminable assemblies where the headmaster is determined to lecture the entire school off the back of find a couple of fifth-year’s smoking behind the bike sheds. I’m sure you all remember the lecture vividly; its the one where where you’ve given a litany of things that the school will not accept, almost all of which have got absolutely fuck all to do with whatever it was set the twat off in the first place, coupled with all manner of vague but dire warning about anyone who doesn’t toe the line facing the consequences – whatever those were, because no one ever fucking said.
And let me ask you honestly – did you even walk out of that kind of assembly knowing deep down that you were going to make every effor to mend you ways..?
Did you fuck!
Just like everyone else who ever had to sit through that kind of lecture, no soon as you got out the hall you’d turn to your mates and say, ‘what a fucking tosser!’ and start speculating on just what it would take to wind the headmaster up enough so that the vein you noticed throbbing away at his temple during the whole charade might swell up enough to burst.
You simply cannot ‘enforce a culture of respect’ – respect is something that you earn and something than can be taught, but its not something you can simply force on people – that’s not respect, that’s fear, and fear only breeds resentment, disaffection and, eventually, hatred.
This isn’t about respect at all, this is about bullying people into submission.