Scottish Parliament accused of ramrodding Named Person legislation

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The Scottish Government have been accused of “breath-taking authoritarianism” over controversial state guardian legislation.

Holyrood will today debate the Named Person scheme, which has been branded “unwanted, unworkable and undemocratic”.

But the Press and Journal understands the Tory bid to call for a pause in the implementation of the policy – due to be rolled out in August – is likely to fail.

Support from Scottish Labour would be crucial if Ruth Davidson’s Conservatives were to pass their motion, but a senior party source said such backing would not be forthcoming.

The Scottish Government insists the policy is “widely supported”, but the No to Named Person (NO2NP) campaign have welcome the debate at parliament today.

This article continues at [Press and Journal] “Unwanted” Named Person legislation to be debated at Holyrood

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