Council bans Punch and Judy show over domestic violence fears

The tradition of playing the Punch and Judy show at Barry Island’s annual summer carnival stretches back as far as the festival itself.

But in the latest act of political correctness, councillors from the Welsh seaside town have knocked the puppet show on the head because they fear it will promote and trivialise domestic violence.

Despite facing opposition from a number of local committee members, officials ruled that the performance was at odds with the council’s stance on domestic violence.