"Domestic abuse is a hideous crime that shatters the lives of victims, trapping them in cycles of abuse that too often end in tragic and untimely deaths," she said.
"In many cases, dominance over the victim develops and escalates over the years until the perpetrator has complete control.
"The government is committed to protecting the victims of this terrible crime and it is clear that this new offence has the potential to save lives."
BBC Newsbeat 18th December 2014.
That's really interesting that you agree, Theresa. Seeing as your colleagues in the DWP including Mr Duncan Smith have been using these tactics for many years now. The number of suicides related to DWP coercion as you know are reaching the thousands of names.
How can it be that in the home this activity is illegal, but in government, it is legitimate? Surely, by using sanctions, benefits cuts and abusive language such as "Scrounger, Shirker and Work Shy" to blanket everyone who isn't paying income tax, this constitutes abuse and coercion. Of course we all want a decent life, a future, but for some it just isn't doable. The reasons are many, either low self esteem, mental health or physical health are the main causes for lack of income. I am sure you already know this. When dealing with this issue, using abuse and tactics such as starvation, eviction and name calling on public TV, newspapers and on the radio, is only serving to promote further suffering. A suffering that you, Theresa, have likened to "Tantamount to torture".
How can you justify this behaviour? Surely your colleagues at the DWP ought to be looking at 5 years each on their use of intimidation alone? Not considering the massive number of subsequent deaths.
Rowan Blair Colver