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Back to the (fascist) future

Neil Taylor responds to the DfE’s latest assault on freedom in education
So it’s England’s turn to have to fend off a bid for totalitarianism in education as the DfE issues a call for evidence and revised guidance on home education.

It is every bit as bad as feared, but with an added twist of incomprehensibility such as […]

By |April 12th, 2018|Articles, Civil Liberties, Education, Family, Law, Politics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Allan Norman of Celtic Knot: submission to GIRFEC named person consultation (2013)

Home educators were among the first to identify the threats to parents’ and children’s human rights posed by the Scottish Government’s GIRFEC / Named Person scheme (a clone of the failed English ECM / ContactPoint which had been initiated by the New Labour Westminster government).

In 2013, the Scottish home education charity Schoolhouse commissioned lawyer and social […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Articles, Civil Liberties, Education, Family, Law, Politics|0 Comments

Minorities Report from Melrose

The NO2NP roadshow visited Melrose on Monday 11 April, where we were especially delighted to see a contingent of local home educating parents concerned about the impact of the named person data mining scheme on their families. The evening’s speakers included Nigel Kenny, Gordon McDonald , Prof John Raven and Alison Preuss, whose (long version) presentation […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Articles, Civil Liberties, Family, Law, Politics|0 Comments

GIRFEC Cluedo upsets happy families  

Last December it was widely reported that the Scottish Government was bankrolling the Hopscotch children’s theatre company to tour schools promoting its own selective version of the UNCRC which had been re-interpreted to downplay parental responsibility and had completely airbrushed out children’s Article 16 right to privacy.

We can now reveal that the Scottish Government has also hijacked […]

By |March 31st, 2016|Articles, Civil Liberties, Family, Law, Politics|1 Comment

When the law is an ass, kick it !

Image: Jackie and Hazel at the Hostel Mostel in Sofia

In our previous article, When Jon met Jackie, we promised an update on the outcome of Jackie Turner’s court case following her prosecution, along with Hazel’s dad Max, for daring to decide, as mere parents, on the best interests of their own child for three weeks […]

By |November 21st, 2015|Articles, Education, Law|0 Comments

Brave New Single Silo Scotland

Since the public has been kept in the dark and deliberately misled by the Scottish Government as to the agenda behind its Children and Young People Act, many parents remain oblivious to the shift in the relationship between family and state, which will hit them right between the eyes in August 2016 when state imposed snoopers are granted lawful […]

By |November 12th, 2015|Articles, Civil Liberties, Family, Law|0 Comments

Rainbow worship and talking through colons

Image: Early Years Collaborative 

The SHANARRI worshipping bash of the year was held in Glasgow last week in the form of Children in Scotland’s annual conference 2015 with a traditionally colonic title, Gamechangers: Transforming our children’s sector.

It’s no wonder George, Zippy and Bungle were so excited as they made their way out of the sock drawer to help their ‘Named […]

By |November 8th, 2015|Articles, Family, Law, Politics|0 Comments

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|3 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

The GIRFEC Files

As  most of our readers will be aware, home educators have been at the forefront of the campaign against GIRFEC surveillance and the imposition of a Named Person on every child in Scotland. The online petition set up by the Scottish home education charity Schoolhouse to raise public awareness has attracted over 6600 signatures and some incisive accompanying comments from […]

By |May 24th, 2015|Articles, Family, Law, Politics|0 Comments