Fife Tory leader re-affirms support for council candidate who mocked disabled people
Tory hopeful Dave Coleman posted comments online mocking disabled people, but the party is still supporting him for election
THE LEADER of the Tory group at Fife Council has re-affirmed his support for the party's by-election candidate Dave Coleman, who is caught up in a storm over offensive comments he posted online mocking the disabled and poor.
Coleman came under fire after comments from 2010 were unearthed which showed the Tory council hopeful mocking disabled people, travellers and the poor.
Scotland 'woefully ill-prepared' for a nuclear convoy disaster, argue Scottish Greens
The Scottish Government will request a review of emergency planning, but stops short of taking the lead demanded by Scottish Greens
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has failed to commit to a review of emergency planning following a Holyrood debate on the possibility of accidents involving Scottish nuclear weapon convoys.
It's all over: Offensive Behaviour at Football Act repealed
After years-long campaign, the OBFA finally falls by 62 votes to 60 in parliamentary vote
MSPS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY VOTED to repeal the Offensive Behaviour in Football Act (OBFA), narrowly defeating in the Scottish Government by 62 votes to 60.
After the OBFA: Introduce new law or withhold football funding to tackle sectarianism, charity says
As Holyrood prepares to repeal OBFA, anti-sectarianism charity Nil By Mouth says Scottish football cannot be allowed to self-regulate anymore
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT should consider implementing Uefa’s ‘Strict Liability’ principles on Scottish football, whether by new legislation or by withholding millions of pounds of public funding, a leading anti-sectarianism campaign has argued.
Scottish Parliament votes in favour of Offensive Behaviour Act repeal
MSPS voted 65-61 in favour of repealing the controversial anti-bigotry law
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT suffered a defeat on one of its flagship policies on Thursday afternoon when MSPs voted in favour of the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour and Threatening Communications at Football (Scotland) Act.
The vote was triggered by Labour MSP James Kelly’s Member’s Bill to repeal the act, which following its initial success, will now move on to examination at committee level before a final vote.
Labour MSP member's bill to repeal the 'Football Act' is formally introduced to Holyrood
Scottish Labour MSP James Kelly today announced that his private member’s bill to repeal the ‘Football Act’ will be introduced to Holyrood.
A BID TO scrap the controversial law that is aimed at tackling sectarian behaviour at football matches has officially been lodged at Holyrood.
Scottish Labour MSP James Kelly’s Private Member’s Bill to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act has now been formally introduced to the Scottish Parliament.