Snigger, oh snigger indeed

It always was outrageously fascist:

A flagship government plan to assign a state-appointed figure to oversee the welfare of every child in Scotland has been blocked after the Supreme Court ruled that the controversial named person’s scheme was unlawful.

Judges said the proposals breach rights to privacy and a family life under the European Convention on Human Rights.

Note that that’s not the EU but the Council of Europe…..

19 thoughts on “Snigger, oh snigger indeed”

  1. Need to be careful getting too gleeful on this. As I understand it the court had a problem with the data sharing aspect of the scheme, not the general “named person” principle.

    Some tweaking of the data sharing and the law will still go ahead, and still be fascism-lite.

  2. Pleasantly surprised by this reverse, was unexpected. Nothing a few SNP bricks through windows won’t fix though.

  3. Judges said the proposals breach rights to privacy and a family life under the European Convention on Human Rights.

    Presumably we’re withdrawing from the ECHR along with Brexit. Politicians will at last have to be held accountable for their stupid decisions, instead of merely passing the buck to the judiciary.

  4. Presumably we’re withdrawing from the ECHR along with Brexit.

    I doubt we’re going to be that fortunate.

  5. One of the first things Theresa May said was that she didn’t see the need to withdraw from the ECHR – no wonder the Brexiteers are not convinced.

  6. In a way I’d like the law implemented by the SNP as per their manifesto. That’s because it’ll make a lot of people more careful what they vote for.

  7. Well, maybe after Scottish independence, Pat. I’m still hoping to get de facto English independence by degrees: one bit of the UK at a time.

    On a similar note, it’d be nice if nearly all public spending was funded locally too, so people had to pay for what they voted for.

    (Or then again, maybe not. That might just cause a catastrophic exodus from red constituencies. And I say that as someone who did sidle out of one of those bits of the country.)

  8. I don’t follow Scottish politics, but this looks like a classic SNP gambit to me. Propose lefty legislation that could be over-ruled by the UK’s Supreme Court. If no challenge, then victory for nanny statism. If a successful challenge, cry that the democratic will of Sco’land has been over-ruled by the evil English. Sustains the nationalist irrationality, like Sturgeon visiting Juncker after the vote for brexit.

  9. The drive through Glasgow on the way to Edinburgh suggested to me that the Scots weren’t quite right.

    The stay in Edinburgh convinced me of it.

    World class drinkers and not much else.

  10. Bloke in North Dorset

    Dennis,

    Go further north or south towards the borders and take some golf clubs with you. You couldn’t wish to meet a more hospitable set of people.

  11. Go further north or south towards the borders and take some golf clubs with you. You couldn’t wish to meet a more hospitable set of people.

    Until they change the rules of golf to allow you to shoot golf balls on the course with a CZ 75B, I’ll pass. My threshold of boredom is set way too low for regular golf.

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