Smacking law will be unworkable
SIR, – Last week our Scottish Government decided that parents in Scotland will face criminal charges for smacking their children.
This is despite public opinion showing that parents throughout Scotland voiced their opposition to such controversial legislation.
The law as it has been in the past was more than adequate for dealing with any form of child abuse.
Has any thought been given as to how this law can be policed?
Scottish politicians seem to think that they know better, and are not prepared to listen either to parents or to the experts, who maintain that this act, when passed into law, is unworkable. fact. Scotland’s vote is very relevant and being ignored – which demonstrates democracy is failing us.
Worryingly, the opinions espoused by R Allan are very much akin to the opinions of those who preside over the shambles of governance in London. Opinions born of ignorance and devoid of a true understanding of the real wishes of the majority of Scotland.
For the record, I am not an SNP voter. You do not have to wish for independence and to remain in the EU by voting for them.