New email campaign launched today
As we write the draft Stage 1 report from the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament is being prepared. This report which summarises the evidence provided in relation to the Repeal of the Offensive Behaviour and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 will be presented to Parliament and voted on before 26 January 2018. That vote will complete Stage 1 of the legislative process. Stage 2 relates to any amendments and Stage 3 is the final vote on the Bill itself.
Continue reading “Axe The Act – Contact Your MSP”
Just want to highlight a very informative podcast from Celtic Underground on the impact of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act on peoples lives and the public purse. Continue reading “Celtic Underground – OBFA Wasting Lives & Money”
On Monday 3rd October there will be a FAC Open/Public Meeting in St Anne’s Primary School in Crownpoint Road, Glasgow G40 2RA at 7.30pm. Fans of all clubs and non-football fans are welcome as this is an issue which affects us all.The purpose of the meeting is to bring people up to date with the campaign to have the Offensive Behaviour Act repealed and also to highlight some recent and disturbing actions by the Police Service of Scotland against FAC activists. Continue reading “FAC PUBLIC MEETING”
Things have taken a cynical turn and it would appear that Police Scotland will go to extrodonary lengths to hold on to their ‘budget boost’ from the Scottish government. Continue reading “FAC activist targeted by police”
Delighted to see that two police officers are now being investigated for perjury relating to one of the cases concerned with the Kettling and harassment Celtic fans suffered on the Gallowgate in March 2013.
Continue reading “Police officers in perjury probe. FAC, Gallowgate”
Hail, Hail, just a short one. I was sent this link to a judgement in appeal over case of Celtic fans being charged/convicted of singing Roll of Honour. Regardless of your personal opinion on whether this song is offensive or should be sung at football games, the main point of contention here is contained in Section 8 of the judgement. Continue reading “Police Scotland Telling Lies Again ?”
Hail, Hail. This is my personal opinions and rebuttal of Sir Stephen House’s letter to Jackie Baillie MSP as published on this site on Sunday. I want to make it clear that these are my thoughts and recollections of what actually happened on that day. Therefore I am not speaking for The Celtic Network or Fans Against Criminalisation. Continue reading “Sir Stephen House’s Letter – My Rebuttal part 1.”
Hail, Hail !
I was originally planning to re open the main Celtic Network site on January the 2nd. However due to some info I have received regarding the events of Saturday 16th of March 2013 in the Gallowgate, Glasgow ‘The Gallowgate Tea Party’ the site will reopen on the evening of December 4rth 2014. Continue reading “FAC – Early Return For TCN”
Published on Tuesday 30th April, 2013 by Celtic Trust
John gives his extended reflections on the discussions of that day
Continue reading “A final report on the visit by FAC to Holyrood via Celtic Trust”