Labour “want to have two referendums next year, one in Scotland”

Boris Johnson speech in Oldham, live on Sky News

November 15, 2019

Claim

In a speech to supporters on 15 November, Boris Johnson claimed that the Labour Party “want to have two referendums next year, one on Scotland because that is the price that Nicola Sturgeon will demand for putting Jeremy Corbyn in power and that’s the only way he can get that in a coalition with the SNP.” That morning, on a BBC phone-in programme, the prime minister claimed that Corbyn would hold a Scottish independence referendum in 2020.

Facts

On 13 November, Corbyn said that he would “not countenance an independence referendum in the early years of a Labour government.”

Verdict

It is true that Jeremy Corbyn has said he may hold an independence referendum. But Johnson’s repeated claim that Labour will call a referendum in 2020 has been denied by Corbyn.

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