No to changes to Human Rights

Peter Grant celebrates his recent election victory.
Peter Grant celebrates his recent election victory.

A Fife MP has said he will oppose any changes to the Human Rights Act.

Glenrothes & Central Fife MP Peter Grant warned that to scrap the Act would: “diminish the standing of both Scotland and the UK in the international community and would damage our credibility in speaking up for people whose human rights are being abused in other countries.

““Any attempt by the Tories to scrap the Human Rights Act would be a dangerous and backward step and along with my SNP colleagues I will vigorously oppose this.”

Mr Grant continued: “Respect for the rights of everyone should be at the heart of our politics and I find it deeply worrying that one of the first priorities of the new Tory government is to launch an attack on these rights. I welcome the Scottish Government’s commitment to fight these plans every step of the way. I will work with my 55 colleagues in the SNP Westminster Group to ensure that the rights of ordinary people continue to be enshrined in our laws.”