Richard Leonard: '˜I would support England over Scotland'

The English-born leader of Scottish Labour says he will be supporting England when they next play Scotland.
Labour MSP Richard Leonard . Picture: PALabour MSP Richard Leonard . Picture: PA
Labour MSP Richard Leonard . Picture: PA

The former trade union organiser became the ninth Scottish Labour leader since devolution after comfortably defeating Anas Sarwar in a hard-fought battle for the Scottish Labour leadership.

Asked on Radio 5live, whether he supported Scotland or England in the football and rugby, Leonard responded:

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“If it’s England vs Scotland, I do support England. Every other game I’ll support either Scotland or England. I’m not going to try and make up something, that’s the honest truth.”

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