SNP slash anti-bigotry funding.
Byline: DAVID CLEGG Political Editor
SNP slash anti-bigotry funding THE SNP Government have cut anti-bigotry funds by 60 per cent, it was revealed yesterday.
Funding in the Safer Communities budget dropped from PS3million in 2015-16 to just over PS1million in 2016-17.
The news came as a motion calling for the SNP's flagship Offensive Behaviour at Football Act to be axed is expected to be passed today with the support of all opposition parties at Holyrood. A Member's Bill by Labour MSP James Kelly is likely to see the Act repealed.
Kelly said: "We should be investing in education to challenge attitudes. Instead, the SNP have slashed the budget to tackle bigotry and defend the discredited Act."
The Scottish Government said: "Over the last five years PS12.5million has been invested into projects, many with a focus on education."
UNHAPPY James Kelly