MP hits out at Labour’s stance on Brexit
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.”