Friday, 09 August 2019 05:32

ANTI-DEMOCRATIC SCOTTISH LABOUR SHOULD BACK SCOTLAND’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE

DENYING INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM WILL SEAL LABOUR’S FATE IN SCOTLAND
 
The SNP has blasted Scottish Labour’s “anti-democratic” and “increasingly bizarre” stance in opposing the right of people in Scotland to have a choice over their future – following a statement from Labour’s Holyrood group attacking their Westminster leadership.
 

Earlier this week, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell outlined that the UK Labour leadership would leave the choice over whether there should be an independence referendum to “the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish people to decide”. Mr McDonnell added, "We would not block something like that. We would let the Scottish people decide. That's democracy.”
 
The Labour party polled under 10% in the most recent national elections in Scotland, and the SNP has said that denying people’s right to determine their future in an independence vote would “seal their fate”.

The Lord Ashcroft poll, published this week, revealed that over a third of Labour voters think there should be a referendum in the next two years. 
 
Commenting, George Adam MSP said:
 
“Scottish Labour’s position is becoming increasingly bizarre.
 
“It’s hard to think of a time in recent years when they’ve been more vocal than this week’s frenzied backlash to the suggestion that people in Scotland should have a choice over their own future.
 
“The UK leadership recognises that democratic right – why don’t Labour in Scotland? Labour’s position in Scotland is fundamentally anti-democratic.
 
“Nobody trusts Scottish Labour to stand up for their interests. That’s why they continue their slide into political irrelevance. 
 
“If Labour continue to side with the Tories in denying Scotland’s right to choose our own future, then Labour’s fate is well and truly sealed – they’ll be wiped out completely.”

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