Named Person is “The nanny state at its worst”

A well-known Scottish journalist has lifted the lid on apparent uneasiness within the SNP about the named person policy being pursued by The Scottish Government. Writing in The Scotsman, Tom Peterkin says:

“Passing the time of day with a long-term SNP member and activist the other evening, it was surprising to detect some dismay…There was also anger at the SNP’s hugely controversial initiative to assign every Scottish child a state guardian – the so-called ‘named person’ policy.

“The policy, giving a ‘named person’ the right to interfere in family life, was denounced by this SNP member as the nanny state at its worst.”