LABOUR CANDIDATE'S LECTURE TO SCOTLAND "SMACKS OF ARROGANCE"
January 7, 2020
LEADER RACE SHOWS LABOUR STILL "HOPELESSLY OUT OF TOUCH"
The SNP has said Labour is still "hopelessly out of touch" with Scotland - after leadership contender Jess Philips, who continues to back a second EU referendum, refused to accept Scotland's right to hold an independence referendum in a BBC interview today.
In an interview with BBC Good Morning Scotland, Ms Phillips said "I don't think we should have another referendum on Scottish independence" and claimed a majority did not support a referendum, despite the SNP winning more than eighty per cent of seats in Scotland on a mandate to hold an independence referendum.
SNP MP, Patricia Gibson said the comments "smack of arrogance and the same high-handed, dismissive attitude that caused support for Labour to collapse in Scotland"
Commenting, Patricia Gibson MP said:
"These comments smack of arrogance and the same high-handed, dismissive attitude that has caused support for Labour to collapse in Scotland.
“Labour clearly hasn’t learned a thing and is still hopelessly out of touch if it thinks it can ignore democracy and deny people in Scotland a choice over our future.
“As long as Labour politicians think they can lecture from Westminster and refuse to respect Scotland’s right to self-determination - they will continue to fade into political irrelevance.
“The SNP won a landslide victory at the General Election, with over 80% of Scotland’s seats represented by the SNP on a mandate of protecting Scotland’s right to choose its own future - and the people of Scotland will have that choice.”