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Jon Platt: 'Are parents so criminally incompetent it warrants court?'

Jon Platt, who refused to pay a £120 fine for taking his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday, has won a High Court ruling in his favour.

Magistrates had ruled that he had no case to answer as, overall, his daughter had attended school regularly.

Isle of Wight Council had asked the High Court to clarify whether a seven-day absence amounted to a child failing to attend regularly.

Speaking outside the court Jon Platt asked Jonathan Baker: "Is there really 100,000 parents who are so criminally incompetent that it warrants dragging them to court?"

  • 13 May 2016
  • From the section UK
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