From the archive: Labour and SNP plan talks over disruption - 6 June, 1992

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THE scope for joint action to disrupt Parliament is to be explored by some Labour and Scottish National Party MPs in a move that is likely to anger the Labour leadership.

An inter-party meeting aimed at building bridges on the constitutional question is expected to strain tensions between Scottish Labour rebels and senior party figures. It will also confirm suspicions among Labour MPs that a minority of their colleagues are flirting dangerously close to the Nationalist cause. At an Indonesian restaurant in the heart of London’s Soho, Labour members of the Scotland United group plan informal chat on the scope for a common front or co-ordinated action to harry the Conservatives at Westminster. “It is just a private dining meeting to talk over the current Scottish situation. We do not know if there is any common ground until we’ve talked,” said one of the dinner guests.