Monday 13 March 2017 / 1:24 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Jeremy Corbyn comments in response to the suggestion of a second referendum on Scottish independence

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, in response to the suggestion of a second referendum on Scottish independence, said:

“The 2014 Scottish Independence referendum was billed as a once in a generation event. The result was decisive and there is no appetite for another referendum. Labour believes it would be wrong to hold another so soon and Scottish Labour will oppose it in the Scottish parliament.

“If, however, the Scottish parliament votes for one, Labour will not block that democratic decision at Westminster. If there is another referendum, Labour will oppose independence because it is not in the interests of any part of the country to break up the UK.”