From SNP Media yesterday:
Ian Blackford MP has accused Boris Johnson of “robbing children of their rights” as the UK government plans to take the Scottish Parliament to court over the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law.
The SNP Westminster Leader called on Boris Johnson to withdraw the UK government’s legal challenge, describing it as wrong and morally repugnant.
Commenting, Ian Blackford MP said:
“Every party in the Scottish Parliament supported the legislation incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – even the Scottish Tories.
“This is a tale of two governments – we have a SNP Scottish Government delivering the baby box, doubling the Scottish Child payment, and providing free school meals to every primary school child. At the same time this Tory government’s priority is robbing children of their rights.
“Quite simply, the SNP Scottish Government has, and will continue to work to ensure Scotland is the best place possible for a child to grow up. This legal challenge threatens that.
“I called on the Prime Minister to commit to withdrawing his legal challenge. If he doesn’t, we’ll see him in court.”