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Wednesday 24th August 2016
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LISTEN: Smacking Ban Led To Riots - Lammy

A London MP has told LBC 97.3 that the ban on smacking children helped lead to the summer riots.

David Lammy

David Lammy, MP for North Tottenham, said he wants a return to Victorian values, when he told Iain Dale that says working-class parents need to be able to discipline their children physically to deter them from joining gangs.

Mr Lammy told LBC 97.3 that he was smacked as a child and it taught him respect, adding that he had smacked his own two sons.

Listen to the full interview below.

David Lammy MP: Smacking Ban Led To Riots (mp3)