Socialist Worker – Letter of the Week

A new feature formalising our regular visits to the letters page of Socialist Worker:

Our star correspondent this week looks at the debate over banning smacking of children.

Gaynor Barrett of Exeter writes: Smacking is a result of a failure of society, in particular capitalist society, rather than of parents.

Parents are forced to use coercive methods against their own children under New Labour, which threatens them with fines or even prison if their child does not conform.

Is there anything SWP supporters won’t blame on capitalism, ‘the system’ or on Tony Blair?