21 Apr 2017
The Labour party will pursue a coalition deal with the SNP ahead of June’s General Election, it has been reported.
Sources said today Labour would be well-placed to “cut a deal” with parties like the SNP in an anti-Brexit move.
This undermines claims from Kezia Dugdale earlier this week that the party wouldn’t be looking to team up with the SNP to keep the Conservatives out of number 10.
The admission confirms Labour’s weakness on Scotland’s place in the UK, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said.
She added while Ms Dugdale may say publicly she doesn’t want to do business with the nationalists, behind the scenes she’s “plotting to do a deal” that would “sell pro-UK Scots down the river”.
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said:
“The cat is out of the bag. Despite public denials from Jeremy Corbyn and Kezia Dugdale, it turns out that – in private – they are plotting to do a deal with the SNP.
“We know already that Jeremy Corbyn is willing to do a deal with the SNP – he has said he is ‘absolutely fine’ with a second referendum on independence.
“Talk from Labour about ruling out a coalition with Labour is a straw man.
“It’s clear the real plan is to buy SNP votes in the House of Commons to help put a minority Labour government in power – and sell pro-UK Scots down the river in the process.
“There is only one way to stop this – and that is to vote Scottish Conservative on June 8.
“Only we can be relied upon to stand up against a second referendum and fight back against the SNP.”
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