Scrap curbs on smacking children - restore the right of parents to discipline children
Polls show that parents are overwhelmingly opposed the 2004 change in the law made by the last Labour Government that means parents who smack their children can be jailed if it causes ‘reddening of the skin’.
Parents are frightened to smack their children in case they are taken away by the authorities, which is a total undermining of parents authority and ability to control children, and represents the worst of Nanny State poliicial intreference in families.
The law should now be reversed because smacking is a vital way of disciplining children, particularly for single mothers in inner cities where gangs and knife crime are rife.
This position is supported by former Education Minister Mr Lammy, MP for Tottenham. The needs repealing and parental discretion and choice restored.
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