UK Parliament should not block Scottish independence

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said it is not up to parliament to block a second Scottish independence referendum.

Corbyn has also said he would advise against a second poll. Corbyn’s comment come after John McDonnell said they would not block another referendum on independence.

Corbyn told the BBC after being asked if he agrees with McDonnell, “It’s not up to Parliament to block it, but it’s up to Parliament to make a point about whether it’s a good idea or not.

“I do not think it’s a good idea”

Adding, “My view is that I’m not in favour of Scottish independence; the referendum did take place and a decision was reached on that.

“What I’d much rather is a Labour government given the chance to ensure that Scotland also gets the investment it needs, also gets the social justice it needs, and also gets the job opportunities for young people which have been denied.

“I would advise that we don’t have another referendum, I’m not in support of Scottish independence. What I am in support of is justice for Scotland, and that means investment in Scotland by a Labour government for the whole of the UK.”