FAC Statement #AxeTheAct Consultation.

Fans Against Criminalisation are delighted with today’s announcement of the results borne out of James Kelly’s consultation on a bill to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. We believe that this consultation has validated not only the efforts of Mr Kelly to repeal this legislation, but our entire campaign to date. Continue reading “FAC Statement #AxeTheAct Consultation.”

More draconian treatment of fans in the courts

A fan who is charged under the Offensive Behaviour Act with regard to a banner has been made to pay £800 within the week to assure ‘good behaviour’ while on bail.  He will forfeit the entire amount if that condition is not met – or is said not to be met by the police, we assume.  Continue reading “More draconian treatment of fans in the courts”

Your submission counts!

We are now four days away from the end of the public consultation on the proposal by James Kelly MSP to repeal the Offensive Behaviour Act.  We cannot emphasise enough how important this stage in the process is. Here are some tips to make the whole process easier for you. Continue reading “Your submission counts!”

See how long you have left to play your part in repealing the Offensive Behaviour Act!

Click here to see how long you have left to play your part in repealing the Offensive Behaviour Act!
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15/08/16 Day 15 of the consultation: please ensure you press the SUBMIT button!

We understand that large numbers of people are starting the survey and then failing to complete it by scrolling to the end and pressing SUBMIT.  Those submissions will not be counted.  Here are the key things you need to remember if you want to make sure your voice is heard: Continue reading “15/08/16 Day 15 of the consultation: please ensure you press the SUBMIT button!”

Day eight of the consultation:  Transitional Arrangements

08/08/16

In the consultation document the following question is asked:

What transitional arrangements do you think would need to be included in a Bill to repeal the 2012 Act? [Possible options are set out in the consultation paper at page 23]. Continue reading “Day eight of the consultation:  Transitional Arrangements”

Day three of the consultation on the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour Act

03/08/16

We understand that responses are coming in at a reasonable rate.  We also realise that many of you will have decided to make your response when you have sufficient time to spend on it. Continue reading “Day three of the consultation on the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour Act”

Public consultation on the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour Act gets off to a flying start!

02/08/16

The public consultation, launched yesterday, has stirred a lot of interest and responses are coming in faster than would normally be the case for an exercise of this kind.  Continue reading “Public consultation on the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour Act gets off to a flying start!”

First step in the process to repeal the Offensive Behaviour Act announced today!

01/08/16

Proposals to repeal the Offensive Behaviour Act have been lodged today by James Kelly MSP.  This is the first step in the process to get rid of the expensive, anti-democratic mess that this ill-thought-out and badly worded legislation has created.  There will be a public consultation on the Act, the details of which are on the Parliament website and also can be linked to from here http://www.scraptheact.com , Continue reading “First step in the process to repeal the Offensive Behaviour Act announced today!”

The beginning of the end for the Offensive Behaviour Act

15/05/16

Numerous media outlets are today highlighting the plans by the combined opposition parties in the Scottish Parliament to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act.  This is, of course, no real surprise given that all parties except the SNP have been opposed to this legislation from its very inception.  Continue reading “The beginning of the end for the Offensive Behaviour Act”