Owen Smith Backs Second Scottish Referendum

Owen Smith has told the BBC he does not oppose a second Scottish independence referendum:

BBC: Is Brexit not a trigger for a second Scottish referendum?

OS: “Well it would be for the SNP to choose to put that to the Scottish people, wouldn’t it, and it’s for the Scottish people ultimately to determine that’s what they want…”

BBC: Would you oppose a second referendum?

OS: “No, of course not. If the Scottish people chose that’s what they wanted and there was agreement in the Labour Party then that would be for them to determine.”

“Of course not…”

UPDATE: A spokesperson for the Jeremy for Labour campaign slaps down Smith:

“The Scottish Labour Party manifesto was clear that Scottish Labour opposes a second referendum, but fundamentally this is an issue for the Scottish Parliament and not Owen Smith to decide.”

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