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) www.paulmurphymp.co.uk
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
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Fewer Welsh MPs bonkers, says Murphy ic Wales, -
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, -
A REFERENDUM on a Welsh parliament is unlikely to occur before the next Assembly elections,
new Welsh secretary Paul Murphy said yesterday. ...
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. ...
|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 ...
|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
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.
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
Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP