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.”

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!”

09/08/16 Day 9 of the consultation:  The costs

As part of the consultation you are asked what you think the impact on costs will be of repealing the Offensive Behaviour Act.  You may have your own views on this which we would encourage you to make clear in your response.  Continue reading “09/08/16 Day 9 of the consultation:  The costs”

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!”

New Hate Crime Stats out

10/06/16 SG stumbles about trying to relate them to football fans!

Below is the text of a press statement released by FAC this morning.  We have just been told that Justice Minister Michael Mathieson is taking one for the team today – obviously Annabelle Ewing is too sharp to fall for that one!  In saying that, he called his press conference at 9.30am so that the journos wouldn’t have time to study the new stats which were released at……9.30am! Continue reading “New Hate Crime Stats out”

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”