Smack­ing law will be un­work­able

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - AGENDA -

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.

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