Men accused of beating their wives face being banned from their homes for up to four weeks – even if they have not been convicted of any crime.Why only men? Is this poor wording from the 'Mail', or are we really about to introduce a law that uniquely favours one sex over the other?
Under ‘go orders’ police will have the power to stop alleged abusers returning home or having contact with the victim.
After that initial 48-hour order, the courts will be able to extend the ban for up to 28 days.
What about battered husbands? They have to just put up with it?
And how's the law going to apply to gay couples, male or female?
The orders were made law by Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson in one of his last acts in office, but were never brought into force. In August it was reported they had been scrapped as part of public spending cuts, which will see the Home Office budget cut by 23 per cent over the next four years.And just when you thought sanity had finally reigned, along comes the new, shining hope in the Home Office to remind you that whoever you vote for, a politician gets in...
But they have been resurrected by Home Secretary Theresa May as part of a series of measures aimed at tackling violence against women.I suspect that this is yet again another triumph for the coterie of poisonous feminists that seem to have the ear of the lawmakers.
After all, as Angry Exile points out, it's apparently OK with them to ignore blatent injustices as long as they are directed at the 'right' sex....