Posted on Nov 08, 2019
Scottish nationalists have said that they would support what they vaguely describe as ‘progressive politics’ if the UK's forthcoming general election were to result in a hung parliament and refused to rule out propping up Jeremy Corbyn's Labour in order to get another independence referendum.
When asked if the Scottish National Party would support Labour to allow Jeremy Corbyn to form a government, the SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford (pictured above) told ITV: “We simply don’t want Boris Johnson to be prime minister.”
“We will support progressive politics,” Blackford said. “But the simple fact is: anybody, Jeremy (Corbyn), Boris (Johnson) or anybody else must respect Scotland and must respect the votes of the Scottish people in demanding we have the right to determine our future,” seemingly disregarding the fact that when the Scottish people were given a referendum on independence in 2014, 55.3% voted to remain in the United Kingdom. The turnout of 84.6% was the highest recorded for an election or referendum in the U.K. since the January 1910 general election.
Blackford stated there would be no formal coalition with any other party but repeatedly sidestepped a question on whether the party would prop up a Labour government.
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