Scotland’s First Minister has come under fire from one of her own party’s voters over its support for a smacking ban. John Lloyd, from Dunfermline, said that current legislation is “totally adequate”, adding that smacking is “not assault”. Campaigners have accused Nicola Sturgeon of “deliberately misleading” Scots by claiming the current law does not protect children from abuse and that adults can assault children without fear of prosecution. The First Minister was speaking on the radio programme Scotland’s Talk In, where she was challenged over the ban by one of her own voters. Mr Lloyd said: “If you were to use an implement you’d find yourself in the sheriff court. You might find yourself at Her Majesty’s pleasure. Cruelty and neglect of children was banned in 1937.” He added it was a poor campaign for the SNP to get involved in and risks a wider backlash.