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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 AvatarDavid-1 28th May - 6:57pm
    In retrospect, it seems as if the Yes to AV campaign were playing to lose.
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    As a 71 year old I've probably voted Lib(Dem) more times than most....As to why? I find it difficult to pick on any real reason...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 28th May - 6:40pm
    Some conflicting memories in this thread of the AV Referendum. I seem to recall that the main plank of The Conservative campaign was a series...
  • User AvatarTony Dawson 28th May - 6:33pm
    "peter tyzack: , we gave him the job to do, and the 2010 electorate gave him the hand of cards. He played it extremely well,"...
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 28th May - 6:30pm
    Also, good article in the Spectator covering the main issues and how the SNP's hypocrisy in this is incredible given their previous behaviour. http://www.spectator.co.uk/life/status-anxiety/9541262/nicola-sturgeon-protests-too-much-about-alistair-carmichael/
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    So, which is the more damaging to the Lib Dems? (a) Alistair Campbell's actions (b) Alistair Campbell's subsequent economy with the truth? (c) David Ward's...
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