Solicitor-general Lesley Thomson QC believes removing the need for corroboration in Scottish courts would lead to more convictions for domestic violence.
I do not wish to tread lightly into the serious issue of battered spouses and, in any case, Her Indoors would skelp my legs if I did.
But I am a bit worried about criminal trials in our fair land if corroboration is no longer required. The Scottish Government asked legal eagles to investigate the matter. The conclusion was: "The review is in no doubt that the requirement of corroboration should be entirely abolished for all categories of crime. It is an archaic rule that has no place in a modern legal system."
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