Monday, 4 February 2008

Paul Murphy's Hawk Record

Paul Murphy new Secretary of State foisted on Wales. Looking at his record there doesn't seem to be much hope of his support to stop the St Athan Project!

Voting record (from PublicWhip)

How Paul Murphy voted on key issues since 2001:
• Has never voted on a transparent Parliament
• Voted moderately for introducing ID cards.
• Voted very strongly for introducing student top-up fees.
• Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws.
• Voted very strongly for the Iraq war.
• Voted strongly against investigating the Iraq war.
• Voted very strongly for replacing Trident.

Paul Murphy was chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee
which produced a report on UK Agencies and Rendition in July 2007.
The Committee concluded that there was no evidence of any UK Agency
being directly involved in the U.S. rendition programme, including
any “Extraordinary Renditions”!

MURPHY, Rt. Hon. Paul (Torfaen) Register of members interests

Extraordinary rendition by the United States - Wikipedia, the free ...

Extraordinary Renditions allegedly have been carried out from these ..... 2005, that the

UK 'breaking law' over CIA secret flights | Special reports... Andrew Tyrie, the Tory MP and chairman of the parliamentary group, said: "By apparently...

BBC NEWS | Programmes | This World | Shedding light on CIA mystery ... The BBC's This World investigates "extraordinary renditions", ... or Europe The UK Government has said it does not know and has no way of finding out who was aboard the 80 CIA flights that landed on British soil.

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He certainly wouldn't want himself or his colleagues to lose their jobs in the commons gravy train!
Fewer Welsh MPs bonkers, says Murphy ic Wales, - 29 Jan 2008
CUTTING the number of Welsh MPs to reflect the post-devolution age would be “bonkers”,
Welsh Secretary Paul Murphy said yesterday. ...
Murphy dampens referendum thoughts ic Wales, - 28 Jan 2008
A REFERENDUM on a Welsh parliament is unlikely to occur before the next Assembly elections,
new Welsh secretary Paul Murphy said yesterday. ...
Bloggers on Murphy!

The Secret life of Paul Murphy.
25 Jan 2008 by Paul Flynn
Paul Murphy MP for Torfaen has done a Lazarus. He is restored as Secretary of State for Wales and reunited with his beloved red boxes, chauffeur driven car and swish Gwydir House. Paul is a politician of mystery. ...

Life Without Hain
31 Jan 2008 by Ordovicius
For some reason Ive always believed that Peter Hain is a lot younger than Paul Murphy. I got a bit of a shock then when I realised that there are only two years between them with Mr Hain at 57 and Mr Murphy approaching his 60th birthday ...
Rhodri and Paul Murphy have worked together for decades and understand one another completely....
Paul Murphy: Steady as he goes...
24 Jan 2008 Miss Wagstaff tells us that
Paul Murphy originally became Secretary of State for Wales on 28 July 1999, until appointed as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 24 October 2002 to 5 May 2005. On leaving government he became chairman of the Intelligence and ...and points out that
Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones (2001):
Paul Murphy is clearly out of touch with the growing feeling in Wales, and within his own party in the National Assembly. Those of us who have to work within the current settlement see its obvious flaws and a growing number of Labour AMs are coming out to support a law-making Parliament, because they are frustrated at the Assembly's failure to deliver in key policy areas. Paul Murphy and the 'dinosaur tendency' in the Labour Party are being left behind in this debate.
Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones (2008):
I welcome Paul Murphy's appointment and look forward to working with him. His role will be pivotal in steering the Welsh Assembly Government's bids for the right to legislate through Westminster and in working with us to deliver the One Wales programme of Government.

Contact Paul with your views.


73 Upper Trosnant Street

phone 01495 750078


Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP
House of Commons

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