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”

Herald calls for review of the Offensive Behaviour Act

01/03/16 

In today’s editorial in which the public call by solicitors, academics and figures from the world of politics, media and culture for the scrapping of the Offensive Behaviour Act is carried (see below for the statement and list of those endorsing it), the Herald calls for the review of the Act.  We welcome this intervention and hope now that the tide is turning among the wider Scottish public against an Act which is already hated by football fans.  Below we carry the original version of an opinion piece, also in today’s Herald, by Jeanette Findlay. Continue reading “Herald calls for review of the Offensive Behaviour Act”

Leading figure from all walks of public life call for the repeal of the O B Act

01/03/16 

As reported in the Herald today, a statement calling for the repeal of the Act has been endorsed by a huge range of figures from Scottish society and beyond.  The full text of the statement and list of signatories is reproduced below:

We, the undersigned, call on the Scottish Government to repeal the Offensive Behavior at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. Continue reading “Leading figure from all walks of public life call for the repeal of the O B Act”

Scotland-wide protests against the Act

22/02/16

This weekend saw a fabulous show of unity and strength by fans all across Scotland against this abysmal legislation.  This comes a week before the Public Petitions’ Committee of the Scottish Parliament reconvenes to consider the petition calling for a full, transparent review of the Offensive Behaviour Act. Continue reading “Scotland-wide protests against the Act”