NICOLA Sturgeon is willing to do an election deal with Labour if Jeremy Corbyn agrees to a 2nd independence referendum next year.
The SNP chief issued Mr Corbyn with a long list of demands if he wants her to prop up a potential Labour government.
LABOUR OF LOVE
They included a 2020 indyref and granting Holyrood the power to block a trade deal with the US.
Launching her partys campaign in Edinburgh yesterday she warned Mr Corbyn shell drive a hard bargain in coalition talks to lock the Tories out of government.
Ms Sturgeon said she would demand further devolution of powers from Westminster and tell Labour to accept SNP policies on the economy, welfare, and the environment.
She said: Im not a big fan of Jeremy Corbyn, but we have to work with what we have before us.
I cant see the SNP being in a formal coalition but we would look to form alliances and wed drive a hard bargain on issues we want to advance.
Ms Sturgeon told the Labour leader he would have to accept her partys plan to hold a second independence referendum next year in return for its support.
She said: Im no fan of Jeremy Corbyn, but we have to work with what we have before us.
I cant foresee the SNP being in a formal coalition but we would look to form alliances.
“Wed drive a hard bargain, there would be significant issues that we would want to advance for any support from the SNP.
Jeremy Corbyn is someone who supports self-determination for literally every other country in the world. It would be mighty strange if he didnt support it for Scotland.
“Whether or not theres a referendum and what timescale that should happen on isnt for Westminster politicians to determine. Those are questions for the Scottish parliament.
TRIDENT PART OF PACT
Alyn Smith, a senior MEP, said he understood that the Labour leader was also happy to agree to remove Trident from Faslane as part of a pact.
Tory MSP Jamie Greene said: Its increasingly clear that Jeremy Corbyn will sell out Scotland to the SNP.
Hes happy to trade a second independence referendum in exchange for the keys to Number 10.
Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer insisted: Were not in this to do anything other than win and were not doing deals.
Ms Sturgeon also ripped into Boris Johnson, accusing him of a contemptuous and disrespectful attitude towards Scots by ruling out another independence vote.
She mocked: I predict confidently that position will turn out to have a shelf-life only about as long as his well leave the EU on October 31, do or die, or Ill be dead in a ditch.
This is not a man whose word day to day can be taken seriously. Nothing Boris Johnson has said so far during his short term as PM has turned out to be the case.