"MSPs debated the system, which will assign a named person to everyone under 18 in Scotland from 31 August, in a Conservative-led session at Holyrood."
"The Tories sought consensus by calling for a `pause` in the policy, despite backing scrapping it altogether."
"This was rejected by MSPs, who amended the motion to one backing the policy but agreeing `more must be done`."
"However, the Scottish Conservatives question whether the policy is `deliverable in the proposed format`, and whether it is `in the best interests of children and families`."
"Education spokeswoman Liz Smith said the Tories had `deliberately steered clear` of explicitly opposing the policy as a whole in the debate, although the party still wants to see it scrapped."
"She said: `The Scottish Conservatives believe there is growing parliamentary consensus for a major rethink`."
"`But there is also growing concern expressed by many frontline professionals - many of whom have no party political affiliation`..."
"Labour has also called for a `pause`` in the roll-out of the named person system which has been trialled in some areas including Fife and the Highlands, to reassess public support for it."
"The Lib Dems offered `cautious support` for the policy, while the Scottish Greens spoke strongly in favour of it - and against any pause - in the Holyrood chamber."
|John Swinney bellowing across at opposition|
The latest public poll shows:
"Almost two-thirds of Scots believe the plan to introduce a named person for every child in the country is an `unacceptable intrusion` into family life, according to a poll."
"The Survation poll of 1,024 adults for a national Scottish newspaper found 64 per cent thought the policy - which will assign a single point of contact such as a teacher or health visitor to look out for the welfare of children under 18 - was intrusive."
Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/poll-64-of-scots-think-named-person-is-unacceptable-intrusion-1-4147256#ixzz4B0ucZWHy
What does that make the 64% who worry about state intrusion into family life: misguided twats? Russell and Swinney seem to think so.