McLeish backs In­dyref2 in wake of Brexit vote

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

For­mer Labour first min­is­ter Henry McLeish has backed calls for an­other in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum.

The ex-Fife MP said a re-run is needed be­cause vot­ers were de­ceived over Scot­land’s fu­ture in the EU dur­ing the Brexit cam­paign.

Sup­port­ing an­other se­ces­sion vote within five years, Mr McLeish said: “In 2014, peo­ple who voted to re­main part of the UK did so a bit like a su­per­mar­ket of­fer of buy one get the other free.

“They were told by be­ing part of Britain, they would be in the EU.

“But the 2014 choice is no longer avail­able and Scots have the right to an­other vote be­cause of that.”

Henry McLeish.

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