Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has sought to bring clarity to her position on Scottish independence in a wide-ranging interview.
“There are obviously some scenarios where I could see myself backing independence,” said Dugdale. “For instance, if I was an Icelandic sculptor, or a spice collector.”
The interview comes after criticism from her own party on a lack of clarity over the constitutional question.
Dugdale said she would “probably” back independence:
- If she was a hockey player
- If Trainspotting 2 turns out really good
- If her dad asked really nicely
- Or if Jeremy Corbyn became Prime Minister
But the Scottish Labour leader emphasised her enduring belief in the Union, and said she would continue to oppose independence – especially:
- If she was an astronaut
- If she was a tennis player
- If she lost a game of high-stakes poker
- Or if all she ever ate was ham
Responding to the revelations on the Daily Politics, former Labour MP Tom Harris said “HNNNNNG” right before his head exploded, in distressing scenes.