More Thoughts on the Football Offences Bill.

1. The Bill creates two new offences. There are two “new” offences in the Bill.  The first relates to offensive or threatening behaviour which is likely to cause a public disturbance.  In other words the behaviour has to be so threatening or offensive that there is a likelihood of public disturbance.  The use of the Read more about More Thoughts on the Football Offences Bill.[…]

Politicians, Pundits, Prejudice and Parliament – Getting Aggravated About Aggravations.

This week the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee heard evidence in relation to the proposed Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill.  This Bill marks the Scottish Government’s latest efforts to tackle sectarianism.  The passage of this Bill through Parliament has been given added impetus by the recent Edinburgh case involving Neil Lennon and the current Read more about Politicians, Pundits, Prejudice and Parliament – Getting Aggravated About Aggravations.[…]