Scottish Lib-Dems, Labour and Conservative now oppose the scheme, but it doesn’t inspire confidence that in the past politicians of all parties have either voted yes or abstained from this legislation. Why did it sail through parliament when it was so bleeding obvious that it breached human rights? Even worse why were these democratically elected people not willing to stand up for the rights of children in Scotland? It should not have taken a group of concerned citizens to prove how poor, unpleasant and unworkable this policy is. It certainly should not have cost £300,000 to prove it illegal.
Scottish Labour still seem determined to focus on the issue of 16-18 year olds being included and they still want to blame those who fought the scheme for “misrepresenting” it. No the misrepresentation has been the majority of Scotland’s MSPs who have sold this scheme as benign and legitimate, and even after the Supreme Court ruling continue to do so.
The Scottish Greens are rapidly become mud browns in their dogged determination to back this. Why are they so far up Nicola Sturgeon’s backside over this?
These people are voted in to represent us in the political arena and it should have been their job to point out the illegality of it. That means they are supposed to stand up for our human rights. I am sure not one person puts a cross in a box with the intention of voting in a candidate who will strip their human rights. In voting through this legislation virtually unquestioned at the time these people have made a mockery of the people they are supposed represent.
For their salary, which is paid for by our taxes and is well above the average national wage in Scotland, the very least an MSP can do is read up on major pieces of legislation before they vote them through parliament.
When I spoke to my representative he appeared bewildered and more or less said it was not his area. Why are my children’s rights not his area? All this has shown is that the majority of MSPs across the board have no respect for the law and no respect for the rights of ordinary people.
Letting the Scottish Parliament take my rights and that of my children, letting them steal data from us, using the young and vulnerable to collect data for Lord knows what purpose– that’s not earning your salary, That’s stealing our tax money.
SNP that's not independence -- it's interference.
The Kimlin Family