7 Aug 2019

McDonnell: Labour government would not block second Scottish indyref

Scottish labour MPs say they’re aghast at the Shadow Chancellor’s suggestions the party would not oppose a second independence referendum in Scotland.

The Scottish Labour leader met John McDonnell today.

But the shadow chancellor later repeated his view that any request to hold a second referendum should not be blocked by Westminster.

The row has caused further unease among MPs critical of the leadership.