The Scottish Labour party has raised “serious concerns” about the national leadership’s position on independence.

It follows comments by shadow chancellor John McDonnell on Tuesday, which he repeated on Wednesday that he would not block a second referendum.

His position contradicted Scottish Labour policy in opposing another referendum.

Now, the Scottish Parliamentary Labour Party has issued a statement which criticises the national party.

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It said: “We deplore any attempts to undermine the official policy position of the Scottish Labour Party and we express serious concerns about an apparent change in Labour’s position on a matter of vital importance to the future of Scotland and of the Scottish Labour Party itself.

“Scottish party policy is very clear –

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