MEP calls for ground work on SNP coali­tion

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A Scot­tish Labour MEP has called for the ground­work to be laid for a pos­si­ble coali­tion be­tween the party and the SNP at Holy­rood.

David Martin said while the prospect may seem “un­think­able” to many, signs of in­creas­ing co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two par­ties had been grow­ing.

Mr Martin pointed to the united front of the Labour Welsh Gov­ern­ment and the SNP administration on Brexit as an ex­am­ple.

He sug­gested moves to recog­nise com­mon ground were nec­es­sary now in case the 2021 Holy­rood elec­tions fail to give ei­ther party a ma­jor­ity.

Speak­ing to The Her­ald news­pa­per, he said: “We are far away from the next Holy­rood elec­tions, but I think the ground­work should be be­ing laid now for a po­ten­tial Snp-labour coali­tion that to many will seem un­think­able.

“There are sig­nals, very weak sig­nals, the real hate – and it was hate – be­tween Labour and the SNP is be­gin­ning to weaken.”

Co­op­er­a­tion has been grow­ing, says MEP David Martin.

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