Smacking set to be outlawed

I think it is hugely regrettable that the Labour/Green majority on the Justice & Electoral Select Committee have rejected the sensible compromise by Chester Borrows to amend Section 59 to define reasonable force as that which causes no more than “transitory and trifling” discomfort.

This means they want a total ban on smacking, or parental discipline which causes “transitory and trifling” discomfort.

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