Socialist Wales has become the second part of the UK to outlaw all physical chastisement of children - after socialist Scotland, naturally. The new law criminalises parents who hit, smack or shake their children. First Minister Mark Drakeford tweeted that he was 'really proud' of the new law and describes it as 'an historic achievement'. He also released a video in which he quoted a UN convention on children's rights.
Drakeford says: "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment". However, Article 19 to which he is referring does not specify smacking or shaking. The charter states: "Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them".
Smacking a naughty toddler on the bottom is an 'act of violence' only in the twisted minds of the left, who seem to think they have a right to intrude on how parents raise their children.
Watch below as commissar Drakeford takes great delight in announcing his latest act of social engineering.
This is the nanny state of the socialist. Commonsense dictates that there is a clear difference between minor physical chastisement and violent abuse. Unfortunately, there is no commonsense where socialists prevail.