SIR Keir Starmer could back Nicola Sturgeon’s bid to hold another divisive Scottish independence vote, it emerged.
Boris Johnson vowed to block a second referendum, which needs Parliamentary approval.
Labour’s leader said the Scottish Nationalists will have a “mandate” for it if they win next May’s elections.
He also refused six times to say he would join the PM in blocking the poll.
He told the BBC: “We’ll be going into that election making it very clear another divisive referendum on independence is not what’s needed.”
He added: “I am not doing a hypothetical of what will happen after that.”
Scotland voted against in 2014 in what was billed as a “once-in-a-generation” vote.
Ms Sturgeon has been calling for another ever since.
Cabinet Minister Michael Gove said: “Sir Keir Starmer has a problem accepting referendum results.
“He tried to block Brexit, and now he wants to work with Nicola Sturgeon to renege on the Scottish referendum result.”
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