A pledge by Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell that a future Labour government would not block a second referendum on Scottish independence has divided an already fractious opposition.

On the one hand, McDonnell’s statement potentially opens the way for a new pro-Remain coalition government, committed to a left-of-centre political programme. On the other, it opens the possibility that Scotland may leave the UK.

On Monday, the Labour Party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, spoke out again...


This story is part of New Europe's Premium content.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑
new europe join now