Sec­tar­ian Bill re­peal blasted

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS SPECIAL -

THE bid to axe a con­tro­ver­sial law aimed at curb­ing sec­tar­ian be­hav­iour “de­fies logic” now that Old Firm games are a reg­u­lar fix­ture once more, an SNP min­is­ter has claimed.

Labour is cur­rently pi­lot­ing a Bill through Holy­rood which would re­peal the Of­fen­sive Be­hav­iour at Foot­ball and Threat­en­ing Com­mu­ni­ca­tions (Scot­land) Act.

But com­mu­nity safety min­is­ter Annabelle Ewing has blasted the plan now that Rangers and Celtic play in the same league.

She said: “It there­fore seems very odd that as we move into a phase of in­creas­ingly reg­u­lar Old Firm matches, par­lia­ment is to con­sider a Bill for the Act to be re­pealed”

Annabelle Ewing.

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