Perhaps the BBC could explain how it’s headline – Supreme Court rules against Named Person scheme – relates to the facts of the matter. Maybe they could tell us how, if the Supreme Court has “ruled against” it, the measure is going to be implemented anyway?
What the BBC chooses to call the “charities” which brought this action are, in fact, a bunch of self-righteous religionists and politically motivated interest groups. While we must accept the ruling – which actually only relates to information-sharing aspects of the legislation – we are entitled to be concerned that the British Supreme Court is prepared to such undue influence over public policy to religious fundamentalists.
Those who put the well-being of children before petty politics and mindless adherence to scriptural dogma will be rightly angered by a decision which is the end result of an insidious and despicable campaign that not only tried to rationalise putting children at needless risk, but also sought to undermine the secular nature of the state in Scotland.
This may be a good day for those who put superstition before enlightenment and ideology before principle, but it is a bad day for Scotland’s children and for the secular democracy to which so many of us aspire.Views: 2000
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