UKIP MEP refuses to vote against death penalty

UKIP MEP for Scotland David Coburn ‘hits new low’ by failing to oppose death penalty during Sudan rape victim execution debate.

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Scottish Labour MEP Catherine Stihler said:

“David Coburn’s ridiculous views are well-known, and sometimes it’s better just to ignore him.
“But he’s sunk to a new low by voting against an amendment which condemned the death penalty in all cases and under all circumstances.
“While the EU continues to move in a more progressive direction, in the UK we risk going backwards under a hard Brexit backed by people such as Coburn and Jacob Rees-Mogg with their antiquated views.
“It demonstrates why we should remain at the top table in Brussels so that we can work with our European neighbours to promote human rights across the globe.”