http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ives-guilty-domestic-abuse-new-crackdown.html These laws have an incredible power to be abused and are utterly ridiculous. If someone so much as raises their voice in the UK in an argument with someone of the opposite sex they may soon be charged with the same level of offense as someone who engages in battery. OK. The idea put forward leaves open the pathway to an utterly ridiculous situation that overstretches police forces and leaves them having to deal with and intervene in what is nothing more than civil disputes and private disagreements between two individuals under duress of the law. People can and often do behave badly in relationships towards one another, and it's common because after all we all suffer from the human condition and its frailties. This is not realistically an area in which the state should intervene. Domestic violence and its claims on the other hand over the last 20 years have become a massive industry for nutty, affirmative action disgendering feminists across the world and these laws are just representative of it. Yes of course domestic violence isn't a trivial matter, but leave these disputes as matters for which the family courts deal with and divorce lawyers. As it is now all that has to be said is "he said naughty words to me in a loud voice" and it could land the "perpetrator" in jail for 14 years. Organisations such as the National Federation of Women’s Aid and Refuge in the UK have a vested interest in pushing this agenda and seeing these laws get up.