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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, …

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  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 25th Jan - 4:01pm
    @Harry What is disrespectful about suggesting that someone whose values are so out of kilter with the party's should step down from one of its...
  • User AvatarAlice Thomas 25th Jan - 4:01pm
    Jedibeeftrix and ChrisB - this article, and the NMP3 campaign, are not arguing for a ban. Roland - its not massively different, but it is...
  • User AvatarHarry Hayfield 25th Jan - 3:42pm
    I lived in Montgomeryshire constituency twice from 1982 - 1989 and from 1993 - 1998 in the towns of Machynlleth and Welshpool. On the second...
  • User AvatarPhilip Wilson 25th Jan - 3:42pm
    Having recently left the Green Party and joined the Lib dems I can say that the Green Party may be a threat this election but...
  • User AvatarChrisB 25th Jan - 3:41pm
    > a daily national newspaper is not the place for it, because it’s supposed to be for news This semantic argument doesn't hold - the...
  • User AvatarAndy Hinton 25th Jan - 3:38pm
    Agree completely Caron, except perhaps for the bit about "that tends not to be the way they do things". Officially you are right, but there...