THE SNP’s Westminster leader has accused Jeremy Corbyn of edging towards helping Theresa May push through a Brexit deal.
Ian Blackford highlighted reports that the Labour leader raised concerns over the Irish backstop arrangements during a recent meeting with the Prime Minister.
He said that suggests Mr Corbyn has moved away from categorically ruling out no deal.
And he also criticised Mr Corbyn for failing to take action against his MPs who defied the party whip to oppose moves to extend Article 50.
Mr Blackford said: “Jeremy Corbyn seems incapable of leading an opposition to this shambolic Tory government. If he facilitates May’s deal, an entire generation will never forgive him.
“Rather than setting out the catastrophic consequences that Brexit will have on jobs and living standards, Corbyn has been entertaining May over his concerns on the backstop arrangement.
“And he seems to be ignoring the devastating consequences of the UK’s current proposals for the future relationship which would do serious economic harm to Scotland.”
Mr Corbyn yesterday renewed demands for a General Election as he visited to Scotland to highlight the impact of austerity.
The Labour leader met with staff and volunteers from charities and organisations working to help address the impact of poverty in the Glasgow South West constituency.
Mr Corbyn also met with candidates for Glasgow seats, as the party steps up preparations for a possible snap election with the ongoing crisis over Brexit.
He attacked the SNP Government for “passing on Tory austerity”.
He said: “The people who are bearing the brunt of nine years of austerity cannot wait years for a General Election. They need one now.”