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Comment posted Supreme Court finds for appellants on Named Persons by jake.

A ray of sunshine indeed,Mr Kirk!
The figures though upon which this optimistic outlook as based are pre the EU referendum.
Since then, we’ve voted to come out of the EU; the PM has resigned, the Chancellor has been sacked, Liam Fox is in Trade and Industry, Boris Johnston is in the Foreign Office.
The Stock Market and the £ have been “volatile”. The banks have been stress tested and it doesn’t look good
The CBI have reported that manufacturers business confidence has fallen at its fastest rate since early 2009, and there have been falls in both investment and hiring. From surveys by Deloitte, the Institute of Directors and others there is general agreement that brexit will reduce economic activity. The Bank of England agrees.
HM Treasury have published a paper entitled “Forecasts for the UK economy: a comparison of independent forecasts” ( you’ll find it here: It makes depressing reading.

jake also commented

  • Perhaps that’s the intention.
    It was Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher, who said ‘The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.’
  • The micro-details are actually on the Supreme Court website where we can all see the full judgement and indeed a summary for the press.
    From what I can see, not being a lawyer and having read it only very quickly, it looks like a couple of minor tweeks to the data protection provisions in the Act are all that’s required of the government lawyers who drafted it. The Supreme Court seem sufficiently relaxed about this as not to require the revisions to be resubmitted to them but to have that matter dealt with bya lesser court.

Recent comments by jake

  • ForArgyll on Pause
    There will be a lot of conspiracy theorist yoons who will be disappointed that you haven’t outed the deep-state totalitarian Nats who are REALLY behind this !!
    Still, meantime, democratic accountability as we’ve come understand it in Argyll & Bute still needs a vigilant eye and for a forum in which expressions of concern can be aired.
    This, for example, could have been discussed and might have prompted an explanation of some kind from A&BC …
  • Here’s how the ‘BT Broadband Security’ scam works – a victim’s narrative
    The two biggest lies in the world are:

    “The cheque’s in the post”


    “I’m from BT customer support, I’m here to help”

    Make this your motto: Beware of GEEKS bearing gifts

  • Here’s how the ‘BT Broadband Security’ scam works – a victim’s narrative
    Genuinely sorry to hear that. Glad though you had a few strokes of luck to mitigate against these scammers completely cleaning you out. All credit to you for having the courage to share this with us.
  • Here’s how the ‘BT Broadband Security’ scam works – a victim’s narrative
    I really hope this is an illustrative parable rather than a genuine account of something that actually happened.
  • UK Supreme Court to hand down judgment on Named Person provision next Thursday
    That strikes me as a counter intuitive assumption. As I posted above the figures given on the NSPCC site, linked to by Karl, suggest the opposite and that Scottish abuse figures are about half that of the rUK. Frankly, I don’t trust these figures, certainly not for making cross borders comparisons on a like with like basis, nor are they something I’d rely upon to form an opinion about whether or not the SNP have taken their eye off the ball in this regard.

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