‘SNP should back Brexit!’ Blackford mocked for ignoring democratic vote with Corbyn appeal

Posted on Aug 15 2019 - 10:25pm by admin

The staunch Remainer has been accused of double standards on democracy by frustrated Britons, following more relentless calls for the people of Scotland to have their say on independence, but continues to ignore the 17.4 million people who voted to leave the bloc in the 2016 EU referendum. One angry Briton took to social media to condemn Mr Blackford’s flip-flopping stance on democracy, he wrote on Twitter: “Ian Blackford on GMS [Good Morning Scotland] says that Corbyn does not have the right to stop the people of Scotland determining their own future – whilst at the same time seeking to stop the democratic vote of the people of the UK to leave the EU….#Hypocrisy” Another user pointed out how confused the SNP position is and said: “Holding multiple incongruous positions simultaneously is the SNPs speciality. If they were genuinely interested in independence – they’d be supporting Brexit. They are postmodern communists – make up anything that suits their bid for power.”

In another bid to overturn democracy, Mr Blackford welcomed the audacious move by the Labour leader to stop no deal, by floating the idea of creating “broad coalition” across the House of Commons.

Mr Blackford said he believes there is a majority in Parliament against the UK leaving the bloc on October 31 without an agreement with Brussels.

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I think really what is important is we tackle the immediate crisis in front of us, and that is the very real threat we have of leaving the European Union on a no-deal basis at the end of October, and I do believe, I strongly believe that there is a majority in Parliament against no deal.”

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Mr Blackford proposed stopping a no deal outcome by putting forward an SO24 application when parliament returns in the first week of September.

The application allows for the Commons to sit and hold emergency debates.

On IndyRef2, the SNP chief insisted the Scottish Government does have a mandate for another vote, in order for the Scottish people to “determine their own future”.

Mr Blackford added: “There is a demand for an independence referendum in Scotland, that is now being demonstrated.

In a letter to MPs, the Labour leader called for Remainer’s across the Commons including Tory rebels, to support a vote of no confidence in Mr Johnson and back another extension to Article 50 beyond October 31.

Mr Corbyn said: “This Government has no mandate for no deal, and the 2016 EU referendum provided no mandate for no deal.

“I therefore intend to table a vote of no confidence at the earliest opportunity when we can be confident of success.

“Following a successful vote of no confidence in the Government, I would then, as Leader of the Opposition, seek the confidence of the house for a strictly time-limited temporary government with the aim of calling a general election, and securing the necessary extension of Article 50 to do so.”

However Ms Swinson, who is in favour of a second referendum, stated Mr Corbyn is “not the person” to break the Brexit impasse in Parliament.

The Lib Dem leader said: “Jeremy Corbyn is not the person who is going to be able to build an even temporary majority in the House of Commons for this task.

“I would expect there are people in his own party and indeed the necessary Conservative backbenchers who would be unwilling to support him.

“It is a nonsense.”

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