Bullying and abusive husbands are scumbags.
One thing s for sure, the National party will never introduce this law here.
For them it is ok to kick in doors if you live in the leafy suburbs.
Bullying husbands who keep their wives downtrodden by banning them from having friends, hobbies and access to money could face five years in jail under a new criminal offence.
Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said the Government is to press ahead with a new domestic abuse offence of “coercive and controlling behaviour” – which will apply equally to men and women.
The offence will outlaw behaviour which amounts to extreme psychological and emotional abuse but, crucially, stops short of violence.
It comes after the Government unveiled a â€śCinderellaâ€ť law earlier this year which will see parents who starve their children of love and affection being prosecuted for â€śemotional crueltyâ€ť.
Both proposed offences mark significant incursions by the State into what have previously been regarded as private affairs.
A Home Office spokesman said the law would be drafted carefully so it did not affect “ordinary power dynamics” in marriages and other relationships. Â Â Read more »