Richard Leonard has told Labour leadership contenders that the Scottish party will decide the position on independence.
Legal advice commissioned by a pro-independence group has suggested there are “good arguments” to be made for holding a second referendum without UK Government approval.
Thousands of independence supporters hit the streets of Glasgow yesterday in a march organised by the All Under One Banner (AUOB) group.
Tens of thousands are expected to march through Glasgow today on a march in support of Scottish independence.
Scottish Secretary Alister Jack has dismissed claims by SNP ministers that they have secured a mandate for a second referendum on independence.
There should be “no question” of Labour opposing a second Scottish independence referendum if there is a mandate to hold one, a candidate for the party’s leadership has said.
The Prime Minister and his Scottish secretary have rejected calls for a second independence referendum amid renewed pressure from the SNP.
Labour leadership hopeful Jess Phillips has said she “can’t see a circumstance” where it would be better for Scotland to leave the UK.
Winning a second referendum on Scottish independence is “all about gentle persuasion”, SNP MP Pete Wishart has said.
Nicola Sturgeon has published the “democratic case” for a new independence referendum as the Scottish Government requested the powers to hold another vote.
Nicola Sturgeon has insisted “democracy must and will prevail” as she confirmed she has now written to Boris Johnson formally requesting the power for Holyrood to hold a second independence referendum.