Lib Dem Councillor on the benefits of domestic violence

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Friday 21 September 2012 2.17pm
This from Cllr Columba Blango on domestic violence:

ďItís like smacking. Some people see the benefits of smacking. Some donít see it.Ē
Friday 21 September 2012 3.24pm
This is a shocking and incredibly ignorant thing to say.

Domestic violence is a real and very serious problem:

"One in four women and one in six men in the UK will be the victims of domestic abuse during their lifetime according to research." (from Southwark Council's website)

We should do everything possible to support the victims and not belittle their suffering by making crass comparisons to smacking.

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Saturday 22 September 2012 5.16pm
It is hard to credit a) That any educated person still thinks that today and b)That even if it their personal view that they would be stupid enough and crass enough to say so in a public forum. I am shocked that this has not been more widely reported. In my view this man is not a fit person to hold the position that he has.

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