It’s Scotland’s politicians, not its parents, who need help from a Named Person

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It is now official: the draconian “Named Person Scheme” drawn up by the Scottish Government is completely unlawful. The recent, and unanimous, ruling of five judges in the Supreme Court against this contemptuous piece of legislation is nothing less than a victory for common sense.

And just in case the Scottish ministers at Holyrood, who devised this illicit “big brother” spying scheme, are still asleep, let them now hear what the Supreme Court judges are loudly telling them: wake up and dump your ridiculous proposals.

In reaching their decision the panel of five Supreme Court judges claimed that – wait for it – Scotland has been saved from a “totalitarian” curse. Their words make for deeply disturbing reading, when they said: “The first thing that a totalitarian regime tries to do is to get at the children, to distance them from the subversive, varied influences of their families, and indoctrinate them in their rulers’ view of the world.” These words are not only numbing and shocking, they are also downright scary. The judges wisely, and then rightly, added: “Within limits, families must be left to bring up their children in their own way.” And so they should.

One really wonders what sinister and secret agenda our socialist, out of touch with the people, government in Edinburgh had up their sleeve with this grotesque Marxist policy. What we do know about their so-called Named Person Scheme is that it is sinful and intrinsically wicked.

What a damning indictment on them for thinking Scotland’s parents are just not good enough at raising their own children. It is these very politicians who are not good enough for Holyrood and who need beside them – more than anyone else – some professional and sane “named guardian” to help them properly and sensibly govern Scotland.

Donald J Morrison

Old Edinburgh Road, Inverness