“Scotland is already divided enough.We do not want to be divided again, but that is exactly what another independence referendum would do.”
The Leader of Scottish Labour, Kezia Dugdale MSP, has stated that her party will oppose calls for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.
The statement comes after a weekend of confusion in Scottish Labour over comments the leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn MP, made when he said he would not have a problem with the holding of a second referendum in Scotland. That appears not now to be the case.
Today, Monday, The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon announced that she will be calling on the Scottish Parliament to support the process for a second Scottish referendum.
Kezia Dugdale said:
“Two years ago 85% of Scotland’s voters took part in the independence referendum and the result was a clear vote to remain in the UK.”
“A clear majority of the people of Scotland voted to reject the SNP’s false hope and lies, and backed working together with the other nations of the UK. The reality is that leaving the UK would mean turbo-charged austerity for Scotland, putting our schools and hospitals at risk.”
And she continued:
“Together we’re stronger, that is why Scottish Labour opposes a second referendum and Scottish Labour MSPs will vote against the SNP’s proposals next week.”
“Scotland would be a better place if the First Minister stopped dividing the country and began actually governing the country.”