Edinburgh South Labour '˜deny backing independence'

Labour has denied any support for independence following a Facebook page claiming that members of the '˜Edinburgh South Labour Party' were backing independence.

Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 2:02 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:11 am
The post of the page criticised the stance of Labour and Ian Murray. Picture; Lisa Ferguson


A Facebook post on an unofficial page wrote a post that was shared by more than 400 people claiming that the position of Edinburgh South was to support independence.

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The post on Facebook page. Labour have confirmed it is not a genuine page.

A post titled ‘Position Declared on Scottish Independence’ read: “In the last independence referendum we strongly campaigned for Better Together.

“We have covertly as a group decided on the above. The position now declared by those in Edinburgh South Labour Party is to support Scottish Independence.

“Our decision directly relates to the values of Labour.

“Our brave decision is at odds with the Scottish Labour leadership and Ian Murray MP. We cannot sit by and allow Conservatives to strip us of EU membership and our Human Rights. We are dismayed by Ian Murray MP to put himself above the People of Scotland.

The post on Facebook page. Labour have confirmed it is not a genuine page.

“We’ve had a broken vow, and false expectations of what was to be delivered, angering us within the Labour Party.

“We are a group of around 30 Labour members working at varying levels in Scottish Labour.

“This time we campaign for Yes Scotland - and we hope you will join us to protect Scotland and Her future rights, privileges and prosperity.”

A spokesperson from Scottish Labour said: “Scottish Labour is firmly opposed to the divisive plans from the SNP for another independence referendum”