Tag Archives: lunchtime debate

Lunchtime debate: Should we ban domestic violence offenders from drinking alcohol?

The Chief Constable of the new Scottish single police force has suggested that men who are convicted of domestic violence while drunk should be banned from drinking alcohol.

I wondered what Lib Dem Voice readers thought of this proposal. In England, Drinking Banning Orders have been around for 7 years but the guidance on their use suggests that they may not be appropriate if an individual is subject to domestic violence proceedings.

I’d be interested to see if anyone has any knowledge of how these orders work in practice, and whether they are effective in reducing offending. Are they too illiberal, …

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , and | 7 Comments



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarDavid-1 19th Sep - 2:28pm
    Every MP is elected to have a vote on the government of the entire state, not just a particular region. It's a really bad idea...
  • User AvatarPeter Chegwyn 19th Sep - 2:26pm
    I suggest it's Cameron who has the bigger problems with his MPs and with the Clacton by-election looming next month. Cameron's problems are only just...
  • User AvatarAllan Heron 19th Sep - 2:15pm
    Quite the opposite from Michael Forsyth actually. It was Labour's Kevia Dugdale who was doing the backtracking. The Labour Party remain the weak link in...
  • User AvatarJoe Otten 19th Sep - 2:07pm
    Maybe Ed had ought to do this, but surely from Labour's perspective PR and answering the WLQ is a lose-lose. It's not Conservative majorities that...
  • User AvatarRICHARD MORRIS 19th Sep - 2:04pm
    Genuinely confused by why everyone thinks Ed M's position on all this matters; if there are enough votes on the Tory and Lib Dem side...
  • User AvatarJulian Tisi 19th Sep - 1:54pm
    I don't think the SNP are necessarily strengthened. Particularly if the constitutional settlement goes according to timetable. This would mean the SNP would be unneeded...