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The Courier: 'Do a Hammond' and ditch named-person scheme, Jim Sillars tells John Swinney

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Education Secretary John Swinney should “do a Hammond” and ditch the controversial named-person scheme, former SNP depute leader Jim Sillars has said.

The veteran politician warned the Scottish Government could face years of punishment if it proceeds with the policy, which was the subject of a lengthy court battle.

Speaking at a conference organised by the No to Named Persons group (NO2NP), he also encouraged campaigners to lobby SNP backbenchers to defy ministers over fresh legislation aimed at getting the scheme up and running next year.

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