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Good intentions can produce flawed law

A report card on legislation in Scotland would praise the intentions of the Scottish Parliament, but ask for less haste and more attention to detail, writes Brent Haywood.The recent vote to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 has shone the spotlight – again – on one of the Scottish Parliament’s less glorious attempts to do the right thing.The Act was a well-intentioned bid to tackle sectarianism in Scotland, but in the words of MSP John Kelly who led the initiative to have it repealed, it was “a simplistic attempt to solve a complex problem”.It was also a classic example of hastily-assembled, poorly-designed law-making.Read the entire piece here.

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