Who’d live in Scotland?

First there’s the frightening prospect of Wee Alex’s henchwoman having up to 29 MPs at Westminster [West Lothian and Barnett will be fun], giving them the balance of power, which of course then focuses on how Nicky Caviar sees life in Scotland and here it is:

THE welfare of unborn children will come under scrutiny as part of the Scottish Government’s proposals for a named person for every child in the country.

Guidance on the implementation of the legislation, which was published last week, states that the named person could be involved with families and setting up “planning and support” during the last trimester of pregnancy. The legislation, which is due to come into effect in 2016, covers children from the day they are born up until the age of 18.

But the guidance suggests that the named person, chosen by the state, would become involved at an earlier stage – a move that is likely to raise fresh concerns about the prospect of state interference in family life.

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 will see every Scottish child allocated a named person, usually a health worker up to the age of five, followed by a teacher.

The named person for each child would be identified about seven months into the pregnancy. Pregnant mothers will then be offered an opportunity to meet with their baby’s named person and a midwife, which the official guidance suggests should take place in the family home.

The disclosure that the scope of the proposals includes unborn babies comes as more details are emerging about how the legislation will work in practice.

The guidance states: “Where additional wellbeing needs are anticipated at birth the prospective Named Person should be involved in planning and providing supports to eliminate, reduce or mitigate risks to wellbeing.”

This would have to be done on a “non-statutory basis” because unborn children are not covered by the Act.

But the named person would play a “lead role” in drawing up ante-natal support when the anticipated needs of the new-born baby are not generally available from routine services, the guidance states.

Charming. Merkel’s mentors, Bertelsmann and the Bruderheist, must be absolutely delighted that the Scots, not content with just socialism and the welfare state, now want to upgrade to national socialism and eventual eugenics.

18 comments for “Who’d live in Scotland?

  1. February 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Himself and I had a dream of going to Scotland in our dotage, (he is Scots) but we recently came to the conclusion they could stick it where the sun don’t shine. They are turning it into a despotic totalitarian nightmarish nanny state and I am amazed that’s ok with the people of Scotland.

    • Brightside Bob
      February 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      My take on it is: The Scots are sick of Labour, but would rather die than vote Tory. So the SNP is seen as the great socialist deliverer.

      I worry that something similar will happen ‘south of the border’. Namely, that all the disaffected socialists will turn to the watermellon party for salvation.

    • kailyard rules
      February 16, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      Scotland bashing excuse? Maybe if there had been something like this in Rotherham and other places where children have been ignored and exploited for years ???

      James Higham,you are being hyperbolic in the extreme with your last sentence.

      • Bunny
        February 16, 2015 at 3:18 pm

        Given that half of the problem with Rotherham was the local authorities response, why do you think that this proposal will make any difference?

        • kailyard rules
          February 16, 2015 at 3:55 pm

          Perhaps if individual “named person status” had been lawfully in place there would have been no place for complacency and ignoring the valid complaints of child victims and their families by the authorities supposedly there to protect them.

      • john in cheshire
        February 16, 2015 at 3:26 pm

        We already have secret children’s courts where families are destroyed by social(ist) workers, where even foreigners are not protected from these evil people; having your child surgically removed from your body without your consent and the new baby then stolen and put into the system for adoption – if that’s not evil then I don’t know what is. If these creatures can do these things now then eugenics will probably be the least of our fears.

      • February 16, 2015 at 5:39 pm

        Was a bit OTT that one, wasn’t it?

  2. Flyinthesky
    February 16, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    It will be deemed as a great success and will shortly be implemented kingdom wide. It’s a very short jump from advisory capacity to a legislating authority. 1984 on steroids.

    • kailyard rules
      February 16, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      That could be big sister and not Big Brother doing the necessary watching.

  3. Graham wood
    February 16, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    There is another answer to this latest piece of Statist and Orwellian arrogance.
    It is for parents in Scotland who are aware of the sinister nature of this proposal to make a counter proposal by naming themselves as the SOLE guardians of their own children, or “named” persons, and defy the law to dispute their superior parental right for same.

  4. Ed P
    February 16, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Aah, the all-encompassing state’s version of Godparents. Just without any mention of spiritual advice or support, in this sad, soulless brave new world.

  5. Viscount Rectum
    February 16, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    The finest thing to come out of Scotland is the road south

    • kailyard rules
      February 19, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Your remark emanates from your well considered name.

  6. Tedioustantrums
    February 16, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Hey come on guys. Whilst things are going way too centrist up here a lot is being done which is good. The free prescriptions, the freezing of council tax, free care for the elderly and a balanced budget every year. Not bad.

    Now no doubt your retort will be that we get more back from the UK than we put in. Absolute crap. Do you really think that Westminster would subsidise Scotland? And for what reason? Testing nuclear weapons, storing nuclear weapons, ditching aging nuclear weapons and subs etc. how close would be comfortable for you to a stockpile of nukes?

    You think the SNP are an issue? They are the means to an end. It’s only a matter of time before independence happens and the day after it happens things will change hugely then goodbye SNP.

    I enjoy the blog entries on this blog. I do wonder though why these blogs are written with a clear understanding of a variety of differing topics in which the writer knows that politicians and the media are lying and making stuff up. Do you really think that politicians tell the truth when it comes to discussing Scotland? Of course not.

    Just a couple of weeks ago the named person for children stuff was thrown out of court. The smoking ban was trumpeted as a great thing up here only for the NHS own figures showing it hadn’t made a blind bit of difference. The miniumum price for alcohol won’t go through either.

    WE ALL suffer from politicians, the establishment, Westminster, the Tories and Labour parties talking guff. Many English people want out of the EU and say the same things as we Scots do in order to leave the UK. We don’ t dislike the English, we don’t want you to change how you live, we just want to do our own thing.

    Politicians say we aren’t capable of it. They lie. Just say that all the profits made in the City were sent directly to Edinburgh and no one in England had any idea how much was being sent there. How would you feel about that? You’d want to know how much it would be I bet. But that is what happens to 90% of the oil (10% is in English waters) which is extracted and the tax money goes straight to the Exchequer. Also bear in mind that oil is icing on the cake here since our own city activities stocks, shares and investment etc. produce more than enough to balance our budget.

    I could go on. I appreciate you have your views and I’m glad that you have them but you might want to scrutinise the waffle spoken by politicians when it comes to Scotland.

    Whilst independence won’t be easy by any manner of means it is our best hope and by that I mean the whole of the UK. Westminster and the Establishment is a busted flush waiting for the next financial crisis to explode. England, Wales and Northen Ireland all need a fresh start so we can all prosper and roll back the PC, greenie, lefty nonsense which has blighted all our lives.

  7. Greg Tingey
    February 18, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Have you only just noticed this one?
    Where a “Block Warden” will be appointed to spy on every child in the country?
    My, you’re a little slow on the uptake.

    Deeply scary though ….

    Oh & your last sentence: That is dangerously close to outright libel – you may not like A Merkel, but to instantly brand her as NSDAP simply isn’t on.
    You demean yourself & automatically call your own judgement into question by doing that.

  8. February 18, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    This describes a Scotland I don’t recognise, although I live in it. Perhaps better that we just part company as nations if people look North and see “…that the Scots, not content with just socialism and the welfare state, now want to upgrade to national socialism and eventual eugenics.” For something to look forward to, I do think that you may well be rid of us within a generation or two, and much sooner if you vote to leave the EU, thus those of you down there that are so minded can get rid of your two great scourges in one fell swoop – vote UKIP as many Scots implore you to.

    • February 18, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      This describes a Scotland I don’t recognise

      One does age, Andrew, even me and nations move on. Are you saying this nazism is not going to happen? The law went through in 2014. Far from parting ways, methinks Scotland is going to need England sooner rather than later when Alex and Nicola are finished with it.

  9. kailyard rules
    February 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    “Nazism”…”eventual eugenics”… “…when Alex and Nicola are finished with it”.

    Why this paranoiad comprehension of Scottish politics?.

    Nicola is democratically elected. Alex has not won a 2015 parliamentary seat as yet. As a democracy Scotland will vote on all matters relevant to the Scottish people. Scotland is not a dictatorship. Scotland does not “need” England. I assume you meant the UK or after “moving on” will Wales and N.I “need” England also?

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