Parents in Scotland now face criminal charges for smacking their children.
Two days ago, controversial legislation on a smacking ban was backed by Scottish politicians. The member’s bill was lodged by the Scottish Green party MSP John Finnie and was supported by the Scottish National Party. MSPs voted by 84 to 29 in favour, despite massive public opposition and warnings of widespread investigations into families.
The legislation was challenged by some MSPs, including Oliver Mundell and Liz Smith.
The Bill is scheduled to come into force in the coming months.
The “Be Reasonable” campaign group expressed disappointment at the result,
“Incredibly, Scottish politicians have ignored the overwhelming response of parents, other experts and the wider public who comprehensively reject this dangerous social experiment.”
The Bill is scheduled to come into force in the coming months. The Be Reasonable Campaign has pledged to keep running and to monitor the implementation of the new legislation “every step of the way”.