"The whole violent-man register smacks of bogus 'initiatives' from an overcentralised government. It is neither the Home Office’s nor the police’s job to monitor people’s intimate relationships: checking up on somebody you may be thinking of having sex with is not the same thing as running a potential child minder through a police check. There is a huge difference between employment and people’s private lives.
"Domestic violence is an appalling problem and I appreciate the fact that the Home Office and the police are keen to help to eradicate it — but eradication will come from agencies taking their lead from people who know their subject, not from creating yet more Big Brother lists of names on a computer." —India Knight