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Naming and Shaming - The Named Person Scheme

You can read the report I wrote for Christian Today about the Named Person scheme  Here

The following is an expanded and revised version…

In an astonishing and unusual decision the UK Supreme Court has struck down a Scottish government law, the Named Person Act, by a majority of 5:0.   2,169 more words


Access to land, freedom of expression, and freedom of assembly: the endgame for the #indycamp

The #indycamp at Holyrood is on borrowed time. That much is clear, now that the Court of Session judgment of Lord Turnbull has been published. (See also the BBC News report… 909 more words


Turkey suspends European Convention on Human Rights

Turkey will be suspending parts of the European Convention on Human Rights under the state of emergency, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said. The measures were supported by lawmakers in the country’s parliament. 917 more words


What does Human Rights mean to me?

I don’t like being told what to do. It’s a failing I’ve had since childhood. As a result, at heart, I’m a Tory. Because if I don’t like being told what to do by other people, I loathe being told what to do by the State. 1,768 more words


State of Emergency - Real or Contrived?

In an earlier post I speculated a “what-if” that perhaps Erdoğan himself had a hand in staging the military coup that transpired in Turkey last Friday night and into Saturday.  1,226 more words

Global Issues

Proposed snooper's charter infringes rights

A senior judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has concluded that powers letting police and public bodies grant themselves access to people’s communications data with no external oversight or suspicion of serious criminality breach human rights law. 416 more words