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Labour’s only MP in Scotland, Ian Murray, wrote to the Tory government to urge them to halt Scottish Government work on an independence referendum.

Responding to such events, SNP Leader at Westminster Ian Blackford MP wrote to Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer challenging him to distance himself from Mr Murray and rule out working with the Tories to block Scottish democracy.

In the letter, Ian Blackford said:

“Last week you said you believed that Boris Johnson and his party were treating Scotland with ‘utter disdain’ and then went on to say a Westminster Labour government would give more powers to the Scottish Parliament.

“Disdain' is indeed an accurate description of how the Tories have ignored Scotland’s views over Brexit and ridden roughshod over the devolution settlement by imposing laws and grabbing powers against Holyrood’s will.

“Yet, your only MP in Scotland has written to the head of the UK civil service demanding that he should “investigate and rule” on the Scottish Government for planning for an independence referendum.”

The full letter can be found here:

Needless to say, Ian Blackford still awaits a response!


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