Yesterday we posted a piece linking to a short BBC article on a BBC Radio 5 Live Domestic Abuse Special, which included a clip of under two minutes. Our thanks to a supporter for sending us this, a link to the full 46-minute programme on iPlayer. It will be accessible for the coming 29 days, and at some point during that period we’ll post it on our YouTube channel.
Our supporter wrote of the programme:
I’ve listened to the full programme on the iPlayer facility. Actually quite good in talking through the issues for men including the double standards in response from the police.
Matthew Scott, the Police and Crime Commissioner of Kent, in the final 5 minutes of the programme. He clearly set out the “gap” between the numbers and men reporting their abuse and made the link between this and the high suicide rate for men. Sarah and Nihal raise cases of victims being arrested as perpetrators etc.
Police and Crime Commissioners are a relatively recent creation, elected to oversee the Police in each County. After the odious Vera Baird QC [Note: a Toxic Feminist of the Month] in the North East PCC fully subscribing to the “all men are rapists” mantra it is so hopeful to hear this PCC in Kent show a grasp of the issues.
I shall write an encouraging e-mail to him and could I encourage any readers especially from Kent to do the same. [Note: You can contact him through this contact form. I’ll be tweeting him – @MatthewScottPCC – and urge you to do likewise.] He will face opposition and obfuscation from his local DV industry and some supportive comments will I’m sure be of some little help.
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