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Labour Grandee Confirms UK is Not a Party of Equals

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The SNP has warned that the “Labour Party can’t be trusted to stand up for Scotland” – after a prominent Labour peer admitted the UK is not a partnership of equals. 

Speaking to BBC Good Morning Scotland, Lord Foulkes admitted that the UK “was never meant to be a union of equal partners.

That is a myth that has been put around by the SNP.”

Lord Foulkes was interviewed over his proposal that the UK government should sanction the Scottish Government for work carried out on its independence mandate.

His comments followed Professor Robert Hazell, who said the idea that civil servants shouldn’t work on issues promoted by the Scottish Government was puzzling.

Mhairi Black MP, the SNP’s depute leader at Westminster, has said Lord Foulkes “said the quiet part out loud” and “shown the Labour Party can’t be trusted to defend Scottish democracy”.

Commenting, the SNP Westminster Depute leader, Mhairi Black MP said:

“It’s increasingly clear the pro-Brexit Labour Party can’t be trusted to stand up for Scotland.

“Lord Foulkes has let the cat out of the bag by admitting the UK is not a partnership of equals.

“By saying the quiet part out loud, and demanding the UK government impose sanctions against the Scottish Government for carrying out its democratic mandate, the unelected Lord Foulkes has shown the Labour Party can’t be trusted to defend Scottish democracy.

“Voters in Scotland have known for some time the UK hasn’t been a partnership of equals.

“That is why we’ve had continuous Tory governments we do not vote for imposed on us, and why we were dragged out of the European Union against our will.

“At the next election, voting SNP is the only way to secure independence and escape Westminster control for good.”

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