MP hits out at Labour’s stance on Brexit

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

Labour’s Jeremy Cor­byn and Richard Leonard have come un­der fire from Gavin New­lands, SNP MP for Pais­ley and Ren­frew­shire North, for their Brexit ‘in­com­pe­tence’.

New­lands has crit­i­cised the party’s in­abil­ity to con­firm whether they would sup­port or op­pose Brexit in a gen­eral elec­tion.

In an in­ter­view with BBC’s Good Morn­ing Scot­land, Leonard, the Scot­tish Labour leader failed to give a view on Brexit and whether he favoured EU mem­ber­ship.

Mr New­lands said: “Time and time again, Labour sells out Scot­land for the sake of po­ten­tial pop­u­lar­ity south of the bor­der. This time it is on the most im­por­tant is­sue of our time; Brexit.

“I would not like to be a Labour mem­ber right now as the party de­mands a gen­eral elec­tion while hav­ing no po­si­tion on Brexit, this is em­bar­rass­ingly in­com­pe­tent.

“Yes­ter­day Jeremy Cor­byn dodged ques­tions on why he was ig­nor­ing young peo­ple’s wishes to re­main in the EU and Richard Leonard couldn’t give a straight an­swer in whether he would op­pose Brexit in a gen­eral elec­tion.

“Labour haven’t changed, and are still happy to stand side by side with the To­ries with their plans that would dec­i­mate Scot­land’s econ­omy by rip­ping us out of the EU when we don’t want to leave

“Vot­ers won’t for­give Labour in Scot­land.”

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