Domestic Abuse Reforms Have Been Shelved Because Of Brexit

Last week, Buzzfeed reported on Labour MP Jess Phillips, who has said that legislation aimed at stopping abusive former partners from cross-examining their victims in family courts was put on hold due to the snap election and has fallen by the wayside. A planned reform to help survivors of domestic abuse has fallen by the wayside because “the government doesn’t have the capacity for any non-Brexit legislation", a Labour MP has said. Jess Phillips – chair of the women's parliamentary Labour party – has said that legislation aimed at stopping abusive former partners from cross-examining their victims in family courts was “shelved” due to the snap election with no date for it to go through the Houses of Parliament.

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