Ian Blackford accuses Labour of cowardice over People’s Vote

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford has accused Labour of cowardice for refusing to back another referendum.

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

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.”

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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.