No to Named Persons 5 years on: Episode 5

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In 2016 the UK Supreme Court struck down key tenets of the Scottish Government’s Named Person scheme. Five years on, we’re speaking to those involved in the successful No to Named Persons campaign and taking a look back at that long road to victory.

Angus Saul speaks to Stuart Waiton, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at the University of Abertay in Dundee, and an outspoken opponent of the scheme. Stuart says his “jaw dropped” as he recognised the sheer breadth of intrusion into family life from the authoritarian ‘Snoopers’ Charter’.