MSP, Edinburgh Southern
I rise to speak against the Government amendments and against the extension of section 6. It has become clear during the bill’s passage through stage 1 and stage 2 that there is no legal need for the section 1 offences under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 because, as the Law Society and others who gave evidence, such as Professor...
Will the minister give way?
I understood that, Presiding Officer, but if you want to give me an extra minute that would be fine. I begin by acknowledging the strength of feeling and concern that the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012—and, in turn, its repeal—elicits on all sides of the debate. I understand the worry that has been expressed from members on the...
Labour MSP for Edinburgh Southern
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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