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Vote to fight hate crimes defeated

A PLAN to ‘set an example by condemning hate crimes’ was thrown out by members of Argyll and Bute Council during a free vote at a meeting last week.

Last Thursday’s full council meeting saw 16 of the 30 members present oppose the motion and instead voted to take ‘no action’. It has been confirmed the policy would have had no cost implications.

The largest group to oppose the policy was the SNP, on the same day as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter sex (LGBTI) communities across Scotland.

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