Ian Murray tweets Jeremy Corbyn is ‘destroying’ Labour

Murray, left, made the comments after Corbyn said indyref2 would be "fine".

Murray, left, made the comments after Corbyn said indyref2 would be "fine".

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EDINBURGH South MP Ian Murray has said leader Jeremy Corbyn is “destroying” Labour after his comments on another independence referendum.

Corbyn has faced a furious backlash after saying it was “absolutely fine” for another referendum to go ahead.

The party leader was accused of a “special type of idiocy” after he said Westminster should not seek to block indyref if First Minister Nicola Sturgeon insists on holding one.

Party officials later issued a statement to clarify the party’s position and Mr Corbyn later made a fresh comment stating Scottish Labour would oppose a second referendum.

Ms Sturgeon seized on the divisions, tweeting “always a pleasure to have @jeremycorbyn campaigning in Scotland”.

Murray tweeted: “Often asked why I resigned from Shadow Cabinet. Ladies & Gentlemen I give u Jeremy Corbyn.

“He’s destroying the party that soo many need.

“Independence would be disaster for Scotland and my constituents. Supporting another Indy ref goes against wishes of Scots. Wrong then & now.”

Speculation is mounting that Ms Sturgeon is about to demand a Section 30 order from Westminster, allowing a legally binding vote on Scotland’s place in the UK to be held.

She has repeatedly warned a fresh ballot is “highly likely”.