Scottish independence is not the priority of the Scottish people at the moment – Ian Murray MP

Scottish Labor shadow secretary Ian Murray MP has said a referendum on independence is not the priority of the Scottish people at the moment.

Speaking to Sophy Ridge on Sky, the MP for Edinburgh South said: ‘The important thing to be achieved from these elections, which is essential for all sides of this debate, is that Scotland is completely divided into of them.

“In terms of voting in the constituency, the separatist parties have not reached 50% and on the regional list they have passed 50%, so Scotland is completely and totally divided in two.

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“The Prime Minister has promised this election will be about Covid recovery and we will hold her to that, and if she brings a bill to Parliament on a referendum when she has promised it will be about Covid recovery , we will certainly not support this.

“What we are doing and what our MPs will do when we return to Parliament on Thursday is to focus only on what everyone promised in this election, namely the resumption of Covid, these are the priorities of the Scottish people and these are the priorities of our PSMs when they return to this chamber, and that should be the priority for everyone, and the UK and Scottish government have to work together to make this work, if not Scotland and the rest of the UK will be drastically reduced. ”

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The MP acknowledged that Labor must also react to their election results in England – saying the loss of Hartlepool was “a disaster”.

He said: “We must now respond to what the communities tell us.”

“We have a problem in the red wall.”