In his recent campaign for the Labour Party Deputy Leadership, Ian Murray, Scotland’s only Labour MP, wrote:
Our party has a proud record of defending human rights at home and abroad. The Human Rights Act of 1998 enshrined in domestic law the European Convention of Human Rights. That piece of legislation has afforded millions of citizens the basic rights they need and deserve, but might not have otherwise had under the Tories. Standing up for that principle is perhaps more important now than ever, after December’s disastrous election results.
Standing up was soon to prove too much for Murray. Only yesterday, we were able to note his absence from the 34 who did actually stand up for human rights by voting against a bill to allow security services and their informants to steal, snoop, harm and even kill with impunity.
Murray seems to have sided with Sir Keir and abstained.