Jeremy Corbyn says a second Scottish independence referendum would be 'absolutely fine'

Jeremy Corbyn has said a second Scottish independence referendum would be “absolutely fine” and that it “should be held” if there was demand for it.

The Labour leader indicated that he did not believe Westminster should seek to block a second vote if Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon brought one forward.

“If a referendum is held then it is absolutely fine, it should be held,” Mr Corbyn told the Press Association news agency after he was asked whether a second plebiscite was inevitable

“I don’t think it’s the job of Westminster or the Labour Party to prevent people holding referenda.”

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