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Gordon Brown slams SNP for trying to force another Scottish independence referendum

Gordon Brown slams SNP for trying to force another Scottish independence referendum

GORDON Brown yesterday slammed the SNP for trying to force another Scottish independence referendum.

The Scottish-born former Labour PM said a pandemic was “not the time” for an indyref2.

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But Nicola Sturgeon’s Westminster lieutenant Ian Blackford insisted another vote must happen next year.

Mr Brown said: “There has got to be a time to heal before you go into any divisive referendum.”

He told the BBC: “The SNP have got to come clean about what it means now you’ve got economic changes taking place — I don’t think this is the right time at all.”

Scotland Secretary Alister Jack has suggested voting again in 40 years.

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Mr Brown fumed: “The question at the moment is not whether you could have a referendum, the question is whether you should have a referendum.

“We’re in the middle of a virus, we’re in the middle of a recession.

“I think most Scottish people will make up their mind that in the middle of a virus when you’ve got to heal the virus, you’ve got to heal the recession and you’ve got to look at the whole future of Britain.”

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