MEP calls for ground work on SNP coalition
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.