Nicola, I’m so sorry! Labour leaders join forces in the campaign against the indyref2 referendum, claiming that ‘people are dying.’
KEIR STARMER and Anas Sarwar spoke out against indyref2, claiming that the pandemic’s recovery should take precedence.
Labour leaders Keir Starmer and Anas Sarwar have united against indyref2 and stated that in the case of a hung parliament, the party will not form a coalition with the SNP, while stressing that recovery from the pandemic remains the top priority.
“We made it clear in the election that we don’t support independence,” the Scottish Labour leader told BBC Newsnight. A referendum is not something we favor. The emphasis, in our opinion, should be on recuperation.
“That individuals can tinker with data and statistics to see how much support for independence there is or isn’t.
“It’s critical to remember that Nicola herself stated that the focus will be on recovery.”
“So I don’t think any First Minister should even consider a referendum right now, when people are still dying from this virus,” he concluded.
Sir Keir Starmer also stressed the importance of focusing on a route out of the pandemic.
“We just had political leaders make it crystal clear that the goal is recovery from this pandemic,” he said.
“It’s clear that we’re not even halfway through the strategy; the vaccine is still being distributed.
“And we have a choice to make: do we want to go back to the broken old system we had before we came in, or do we want to construct something better, which I believe we should do.”
“That is the argument that we will make, coupled with the climate catastrophe, which we will have wasted a critical chance if we don’t address in the next 10 years,” he continued.
“So I believe it will dominate the next general election, and we need a strong Labour government in Westminster to face those two critical concerns, and if you find the Labour government in Westminster, you must vote Labour.”
“We are going into the next general election to win it on the issues that matter most,” Sir Keir Starmer said when asked if the SNP would form a hung parliament.
“That’s why I’ve been quite clear: there will be no coalition going in or coming out.”
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