Scot Govt snubs Named Person campaigners Christian Institute
The Deputy First Minister John Swinney told a Holyrood Committee yesterday that his ‘public consultation’ on Named Persons would NOT involve speaking to NO2NP, but only with those who support Named Persons.
Having told Parliament last week that he would engage with parents, including “those who have concerns” about the policy, he has now announced that he will only talk to people who basically agree with him.
He admitted again that the public have lost confidence in the scheme. But he refuses to do the only thing that has any hope of earning confidence, which is to listen to – and act on – the concerns of the very parents who are most affected by his policy. Parents whose concerns were recently vindicated by the Supreme Court. Read in full HERE
As Brexit and austerity continue to play out, will Scots now follow the yellow brick road to independence with the SNP, go beyond the blue horizon with Ruth Davidson’s Scottish Tories or choose to put the red back into politics with Labour?
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