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Keir Starmer rejects Nicola Sturgeon claim general election majority would be mandate for independence

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Labour leader Keir Starmer has shot down claims a majority of Scots voting SNP at the general election will be a mandate for independence.

Starmer also repeated his insistence of no deals with the Nationalists and accused the SNP of “faux patriotism”. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon last week announced her Government will refer its indyref2 bill to the Supreme Court to rule on its legality.

Her plan B, in the event of the Court dismissing the Bill, is to turn the next general election into a “de facto” referendum on independence.

She has said that a majority of votes at the election would be a mandate of independence. However, Starmer dismissed Sturgeon’s framing of the next election as being solely about this one issue.Asked what Labour would do if the SNP gets over 50 per cent of the vote at the next general election, he said:"I've answered that.

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