Another senior figure in the Labour party has backed a second referendum on Scottish independence.
Rebecca Long-Bailey, the party’s shadow business secretary, became the latest big hitter to state she would grant Nicola Sturgeon’s wish for another divisive vote.
On Sky’s Sophie Ridge on Sunday, she said: “If the Scottish Government determine that they want to pursue another referendum and they go through the legislative process within their own government to push that forward, then as a government we wouldn’t stand in their way, we wouldn’t try and stop it.”
That follows shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald saying he wanted to see another referendum, and leader Jeremy Corbyn himself suggesting he’d be open to it.
Scottish Conservative chief whip Maurice Golden said:
“At this rate, Labour will be full-on campaigning for independence by the end of this election.
“It’s remarkable that Labour still don’t grasp that Scots don’t want another referendum.
“A re-run of the independence referendum would stop Scotland moving forward, instead plunging us back into division and uncertainty.
“Only the Scottish Conservatives will stand up to Nicola Sturgeon’s selfish demands for the break-up of Britain.”