Labour would back IndyRef 2, claims Sturgeon 


Nicola Sturgeon claimed Kezia Dugdale told her in private that she would not block a second Scottish Independence Referendum, STVNews reports. The Scottish First Minister made the remarks during a TV debate hosted by the network. 

The Scottish Labour leader said: “I have travelled the length of our beautiful country during this campaign and everywhere I go I meet people who stop me in the street and ask me what I’m going to do about ‘that woman’. They mean you.”

Adding: “Do you understand just how angry people are at you and your plans for a second independence referendum?”

However, Ms Sturgeon replied: “I respect the fact that many people disagree with me on a referendum and independence.” 

“But I also genuinely think that Scotland needs to have a choice at the right time about our future because the consequences of not having the choice are that we may have to accept a disatrous Brexit that will put tens of thousands of Scottish jobs on the line.”

She went on to say: “And you used to agree with me on that.”

“You and I spoke the day after the EU referendum and you told me then that you thought the change occasioned by Brexit meant that you thought Labour should stop opposing a referendum.”

Ms Dugdale said the claim was “not true” and “nonsense” taking to Twitter accusing the First Minister of lying.

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