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SEEMiS: state surveillance made simple

By Georgina Farron (first published in Highland Perthshire News, April 2014)

‘Every child will have a designated Named Person whose job is to be a first point of contact for you and any other concerns about your child or young person.’

‘The Named Person will take action to address concerns.’

‘You will be listened to and involved […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Court of parental opinion will ultimately reign supreme

Image credit: Scottish Sunday Express

The triumvirate (‘three stooges’) judgement on the appeal by NO2NP campaigners to the Inner House of the Scottish Court of Session came as no great surprise to any of us this week, because this important case has always been expected to go to the higher, more authoritative Supreme Court in London, and in […]

By |September 5th, 2015|Civil Liberties, Family, Law, Politics|0 Comments

Aberdeen City Council: Getting It Wrong again and again and again

As the bodies of GIRFEC victims start piling up across Scotland (and not just those from the home ed community), we thought we’d start at the beginning of the council alphabet and shine a bright searchlight on the various publicly reported failures and breaches on the part of Aberdeen City Council, which seems to just […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Civil Liberties, Education, Family, Law|0 Comments

The children’s charities’ refrain: Stand and deliver!

Given the ongoing controversy surrounding the demise of Kids Company, it is surely high time that each and every state sponsored ‘children’s charity’ was subject to far greater scrutiny by the taxpayers who are forced to fund them. At the very least their government cheerleading activities should be covered by the Freedom of Information Act […]

By |August 8th, 2015|Articles, Civil Liberties, Family, Politics|0 Comments

Minister left floundering at the deep end over GIRFEC

Following the sensational own goal at Hampden the other week by Aileen’s Army of GIRFEC apologists, another ministerial event at Govanhill Baths in Glasgow hasn’t gone according to plan, as Alex Neil found himself floundering at the deep end in the face of criticism of the Named Person data stealing scheme by parents and teachers alike.

The […]

By |July 17th, 2015|Civil Liberties, Law, Politics|0 Comments

Never mind consent, just steal the data

According to the latest snippet of Scottish Government spin, the compulsory named person is a point of contact who parents will never need to approach if they choose not to. Lying by omission is still lying, of course. Parents don’t need to approach anyone for their sensitive personal data to be mined without consent (i.e. stolen), trawled by everyone […]

By |July 9th, 2015|Civil Liberties, Family, Law|0 Comments

Parents steal wheels from GIRFEC propaganda wagon

In the wake of Hampdengate (where things didn’t go to plan for the government, despite taxpayer funded bribes of £25 vouchers, free travel and lunches being offered to parents, children and young people to go forth and promote the ‘benefits’ of data theft), the propaganda wagon has lost all its wheels and will hopefully soon […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Law, Politics|0 Comments

Hazel and the lioness

Further to our recent post, Deregister or be damned, in which we highlighted the plight of former home educator Jackie Turner, who is being prosecuted for taking her nine year old daughter, Hazel, out  of school for this three week backpacking trip,  we are pleased to see the mainstream media embracing the story. Support for Jackie’s position has been overwhelming, […]

By |June 26th, 2015|Education, Family, Law|0 Comments

Hands Up For Home Ed in Wales

Welsh home educators are today gathering for a #HandsUpForHomeEd picnic on the steps of the Senedd (Welsh Assembly Building) to show the solidarity of the home educating community against the draconian Draft Guidelines For Elective Home Education in Wales, which are currently open for consultation.

Picnickers will be  wearing T-shirts decorated with the ‘I’m Home Educated, Not Invisible’ slogan and bringing […]

By |June 24th, 2015|Education, Law, Politics|0 Comments

Advantage O’Neill as GIRFEC Newspeak exposed

We thought we should post an update on the GIRFEC judicial review appeal hearing at the Court of Session in Edinburgh before judges Lord Carloway, Lord Malcolm and Lord Bracadale. It is to be hoped that three judicial heads are better than one, especially given the good Lords’ recent victory in protecting their own privacy […]

By |June 6th, 2015|Civil Liberties, Family, Law, Politics|0 Comments