So are we meant to be impressed by those figures ? 5.5 convictions per roughly 230,000 people per month is a bit crap if you want to claim that this ‘bigotry law’ is working.
Here is a good question: How many of those convicted could have been convicted in law under the pre ‘Anti Bigotry’ laws ?
Answer ? The Scottish Government don’t ‘collate those statistics’. That was the answer given to a Scottish Labour MSP on enquiry.
That is one of those strange things that happen within Scottish Government akin to ‘All the data we have on anti Catholic sectarianism has been lost’.
Thankfully this site doesn’t need to waste anymore time explaining why the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act is a total failure. The figures, Hampden and Berwick speak for themselves.
Alex do yourself, your party and the country a favour and pull this act in for an early review. We will happily support you if you admit this act was a mistake. We all make them.
If not this will be the your party’s Poll Tax and we all know what happened to that party.
Big Thanks to Siobhan McMahon MSP