British Government to ‘regulate’ relationships

The British Government intends to introduce a new law of “coercive control” to make it a criminal offence for a husband, for example, to ‘monitor’ the activities of his wife if he suspects that he is being deceived.

It seems odd that a government that justifies monitoring our every movement and our every word on the basis that we ‘have nothing to fear if we have nothing to hide’, should consider it worthy of criminal penalty when a husband or wife does the same.

Mostly, I expect, a husband or wife has far better justification for resorting to such measures than government.

So perhaps it would be more appropriate to apply an offence of “controlling behaviour” to government and its agencies.

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