Executive 'took fight to bigots'.THE battle to rid Scotland of sectarianism would never have started without our own parliament, justice minister Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson, (b. 3 November 1956, Kilmarnock) is the Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, former Minister for Justice in the Scottish Executive, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley. claimed yesterday.
Speaking at a conference on bigotry Bigotry
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middle-aged bigot in television series. in Belfast, she said that devolution devolution n. the transfer of rights, powers, or an office (public or private) from one person or government to another. (See: devolve)
DEVOLUTION, eccl. law. allowed the Executive to try to solve Scottish problems.
But she claimed more had to be done to encourage people to stand up against bigotry in the same way they would against racism or anti-social behaviour.
She said: "We are just starting, and it is a challenge. But a devolved government with aspirations to build a fairer country has a duty to act."
She also praised Rangers and Celtic for tackling the issue.
She said: "I was delighted to see supporters of both teams unfurl banners at Sunday's Old Firm game condemning sectarianism."