Violence Against Men

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 4:43 pm on 10th June 2010.

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Photo of Johann Lamont Johann Lamont Labour 4:43 pm, 10th June 2010

I ask the member to let me make this point first.

John Wilson said that violence is violence. That might be true, but on one level it is also meaningless. We have to reflect on the fact that there are serious arguments on, for example, provocation. In cases of murder, men have been able to go to court and argue that they had been nagged incessantly and, in a heated moment, had killed their wife. We know that there are examples of men in those circumstances who secured a reduced sentence.