Ian Blackford accuses Labour of cowardice over People’s Vote

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons. Picture: PA
SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons. Picture: PA
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SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford has accused Labour of cowardice for refusing to back another referendum.

He said: “A shiver has run down the front bench of the Labour Party looking for a spine to run up and it has not found one.”

Labour MP Paul Sweeney (Glasgow North East) protested, saying today’s SNP amendment was “vexatious” and that he supported a People’s Vote but “at a time we can maximise support in this House to secure it”.

But Mr Blackford accused him of “weasel words” and selling out the people of Scotland.

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