Collectively, they are in effect, a form of creeping state control, almost reminiscent of what happened in Russia during the regime of Stalin, although Police Scotland appear to have difficulty in accepting that they report to Parliament. Yes, this does seem far-fetched, but who, a few years ago, would have believed that the named person policy would have been voted through Parliament so readily? It has already been referred to, somewhat appropriately, as the spy on the family by Dr Cartwright (Letters, 5 March)
I hope I am wrong, but it is difficult to view these government policies in any other way.
(Dr) Gordon Cochrane