Sir Keir Starmer has stated there might be “no offers” with the SNP earlier than or after the subsequent basic election.
The Labour chief stated there can be “no alliance” with the SNP below any circumstances.
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He spoke to journalists together with Scottish Labour chief Anas Sarwar on Tuesday.
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Sir Keir stated: “No offers going into the election and no offers popping out of the election.
“And that’s not the primary time I’ve stated it. I’ve stated it each single time I’ve been requested about it.
“And I’ll inform you why, there is no such thing as a alliance to be solid with a celebration that desires to interrupt up the UK.
“I desire a Labour Authorities and I wish to be the Prime Minister for the entire of the UK.”
He continued: “There is no such thing as a foundation for an alliance with a celebration whose sole focus is on breaking apart the UK, and subsequently it’s not going to occur.
“No deal in, no deal out.”
Sir Keir was additionally requested about Labour’s place if the SNP wins greater than 50% of the vote on the subsequent basic election.
Nicola Sturgeon has stated the subsequent basic election might be a “de facto referendum” if her plans for an additional vote on independence are rejected by the Supreme Court docket.
Sir Keir stated: “It doesn’t change the principal place. We go into that election making a case for change.
“We go into that election making the case for a Labour authorities for the entire United Kingdom.
“And within the native elections I got here to Scotland and the factor that got here up all over the place I went was the price of dwelling.
“Individuals saying ‘I can’t pay my payments, Keir. I’m actually struggling to make ends meet, my power payments have gone up, my wages haven’t gone up, costs undergo the roof’.
“Inflation goes by means of the roof however I wish to see a authorities that may really do one thing about it.
“And so we wish to combat the subsequent basic election on strengthening the financial system, turning that round and truly answering what I believe is the primary precedence difficulty for most individuals dwelling in Scotland, dwelling throughout the entire United Kingdom.”
Mr Sarwar stated: “It’s not going to get the truth that it doesn’t matter what the SNP would possibly say, it isn’t a de facto referendum.
“It’s not going to be Scotland in opposition to England. It’s going to be Boris in opposition to Britain.”