The bill to make organ donation after death an opt out system as opposed to opt in as it is at the moment, was defeated 59-56 in a free vote in Holyrood yesterday.
Msp's are entitled to vote as they see fit. They can object to bills for any number of reasons based on the bill's merit. They can table amendments if there is part of the bill they think can be rectified.
Last night on Twitter it emerged than the MSP John Mason along with colleagues opposed the bill based solely on a personal dislike of Labour MSP Jackie Ballie who proposed the bill. If this is the case. If members of any party choose to oppose a motion that will save lives, that will change lives, and base their objection solely on party political agenda's.
Shame on them!
We have been told we are in the era of a new kind of Politics free from the horrible tribal nature of the establishment in WM. This episode is a horrible example of it in Holyrood.
We deserve better. The 600 people on the donor list in Scotland deserve better.