Sir Stephen House, Letter to Jackie Baillie MSP

Letter From Sir Stephen House (head of Police Scotland) To Jackie Baillie MSP regarding the Policing of Celtic fans in the Gallowgate 16/03/2013. I was hoping to publish this tomorrow with my personal critique however due to having a lot of work on I've not finished that yet. I hope to publish my views on this piece of fiction on Tuesday. Meanwhile I thought it would be a good idea to publish tonight and give everyone a chance to read it. The letter makes mention to the Green Brigade, however I would like…Read more

On Monday – That Stephen House Letter

Hail, Hail ! Following on from the launch of FAC's report on the events in the Gallowgate on Saturday March 16, 2016 we will be taking a look at a letter. The letter in question is from Scotland's top Policeman Sir Stephen House sent to Jackie Baillie SLab MSP, in reply to her request for information on Police action and resource deployment on that day. The letter is a litany of fantasy and mistruths. So enjoy the rest of your weekend and we'll see you on Monday. Hail, Hail Wullie Give us a follow…Read more

FAC Meeting With MSP’s Report.

I was delighted to join members of FAC at the launch of a report into policing at the Gallowgate on Saturday 16th of March 2013. We had hoped to launch the report inside parliament but for some reason the Presiding officer refused to allow that. This is something that TCN will return to at another time as it seems that when it comes to attending the Scots Parliament there are one set of rules for football fans and another set for everyone else. We were accompanied by Peter Adam Smith from STV who…Read more
Propaganda against an independent Scotland goes into full gear!

Propaganda against an independent Scotland goes into full gear!

100 days today till the vote that will free my country from austerity and a regime out to look after their own and their own pockets. A quick look at the Sunday paper front pages and we see unreal propaganda aimed at the undecided and Yes voters. So I like many will highlight this in an effort to make Scottish people see it is a willing media spreading fear for a worried Government. Scottish people (You will see the list below) are the smartest on the planet, we helped shape and invent the modern…Read more
FAC goes to Aberdeen and gets a Section 12 Notice

FAC goes to Aberdeen and gets a Section 12 Notice

FAC goes to Aberdeen and gets a Section 12 Notice The plan by FAC to organise a protest at SNP Spring 2014 conference was made a few weeks before the event.  It was advertised on social media and on websites belonging to the organisations which make up FAC.  Nothing too earthshattering here it has to be said – pretty standard stuff for single-issue campaigns such as our one against the Offensive Behaviour Act.  On the Thursday before the event (which took place on weekend of 11/12 April) the police emailed one of the organisers on her…Read more
Hocus FoCUS – Dons Cop it !

Hocus FoCUS – Dons Cop it !

Hocus FoCUS - Dons Cop it ! Well I think we have all seen some ridiculous repercussions of the Offensive Behavior at Football and Threatening Communications Act 2012 but the latest decision by Hocus FoCUS and senior Police takes the prize! It has emerged that the original display planned by Aberdeen supporters below was knocked back by Police Scotland for....... wait for it.............. 'they felt may have caused offence due its supposed IRA connotations'. Question: Who in their right mind would have drawn such a comparison or any connotation with the IRA ? Answer:…Read more
Matheson Slams Offensive Behaviour Act

Matheson Slams Offensive Behaviour Act

Matheson Slams Offensive Behaviour Act I'm certainly not a fan of Gordon Matheson. There are issues around parades throughout Glasgow and his perceived closeness to the Orange Order that I have a major issue with. However as leader of Scotland's largest local authority his letter to Roseanna Cunningham, must be supported. In a letter published by The Herald today should be backed by all of us who have been fighting for an early review of this ill conceived and poorly worded Act. In the letter Matheson wrote to Cunningham he said: "My administration is committed to…Read more
Data Protection Act – Short summary

Data Protection Act – Short summary

Data Protection Act - Short summary This is just the first part of information we will be releasing regarding your rights under the Data Protection act. Over the next few weeks we will be releasing more information to enable supporters to find out if their data is being held securely or being passed on to other authorities without your permission or in an irresponsible way. We will also attempt to compile a dedicated enquiry and complaints form in the near future. 1. The Data Protection Act The Data Protection Act controls how your…Read more
Roll of Honour release statement by FAC

Roll of Honour release statement by FAC

Roll of Honour release statement Published on Sunday 9th February, 2014 by Celtic Trust original  copy on http://celtictrust.net/?func=d_home_article&id=467 Expose the hypocrites - download Roll of Honour! Fans Against Criminalisation have by now officially launched our single ‘’Roll of Honour’’ in association with The Irish Brigade. FAC have done so to highlight the absurdity that is the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communication (Scotland) Act and the manner in which it has criminalised the Celtic support. One fan has already been found ‘guilty’ of contravening this act for singing this very song, whilst another fan is currently…Read more