BBC: Peers back 'moderate' smacking
Peers have backed a compromise proposal which allows parents to smack their children with moderation.
I have a big problem with smacking children. The problem is, I think I should be allowed to smack other people's. Not without reason, you understand; only when they're being obnoxious little shits, but their parents don't feel the need to slap them.
Having recently acquired three children of my own, however, I should like to go on record as stating that my own children are beyond reproach on the behaviour front, and I do not envisage having to exercise my newly gained right to smack in anything but moderation.