Watch: Key part of Named Person scheme is history

It is simply untrue to talk about yesterday’s named person result as a victory for the Scottish Government, the Director of The Christian Institute has said.

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After the Supreme Court ruling was handed down, Deputy First Minister John Swinney presented the result as a victory for the Scottish Government and said existing legislation simply needed to be ‘clarified’.

However, Institute Director Colin Hart explained that the central part of the legislation has been struck down and the result was a vindication of years of campaigning.

Mr Hart also said any new Named Person legislation would be impossible to operate in the way the Scottish Government had wanted.

Under the Named Person proposals, from 31 August every child in Scotland was to be assigned a state guardian to monitor their ‘wellbeing’ – defined as “happiness”.

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