Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Tories: Domestic murder is "disagreement"
Domestic murder should be treated differently from "stranger murder", former cabinet minister John Redwood has said.
"None of us want women to be killed," he wrote online, "but there is a difference between a man harming another man's wife, and harming his own."
"If we are not careful we will end up in a world where men are afraid to beat their own partners, for fear they might end up charged with assault. Women will be running amuck, hanging out on the streets at all hours and challenging their husband's authority at the drop of a hat."
Redwood said there should be a graduated scale so men were aware of their entitlements. Men would be entitled to verbally abuse a woman they had not met, pinch the bottom of someone they had just been introduced to, rape someone they had spent an evening with, slap their girlfriend around and kill their marriage partner.
David Cameron has not yet commented on the remarks. An anonymous aide told the Provisional BBC - "He's hoping it will all just go away."
But Redwood confirmed agreement on his behalf: "I've not said anything David would disagree with. It's not possible; he agrees with everyone."
Posted by The Provisional BBC at 10:23 AM 6 comments