NICOLA STURGEON launched a scathing attack on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and his position on Brexit. Ms Sturgeon labelled Jeremy Corbyn’s lack of leadership “atrocious”.
She said: “Jeremy Corbyn’s lack of leadership on this has been atrocious. Even now we don’t know whether Jeremy Corbyn is in favour of leaving the EU or remaining in the EU. He favours a second referendum but he won’t say what position he would argue for in that referendum.
“That is a ridiculous position for the leader of the Opposition to be in.”
The Sky News host asked the SNP leader: “How are you feeling towards Jeremy Corbyn?
“Would you do a deal with him?”
Ms Sturgeon replied: “There will be no formal coalition with the SNP as I have also said we won’t put the Conservatives into power.
“I don’t choose the leaders of the UK parties if I did we wouldn’t have the current incumbents.
“I’m not a fan of Jeremy Corbyn but if we are in a hung Parliament situation with Scotland holding the balance of power I will make sure Scotland’s interests are protected but also the progressive values we stand for.
“If people are worried about Jeremy Corbyn then better to have strong SNP MPs in there to make sure the right values are protected.”
Nicola Sturgeon was then asked if the SNP would be a similar deal to what the DUP and Conservative Party arranged following the 2017 general election.
She said: “Well let’s see what the arithmetic is.”
The Sky News host replied: “So you’re not ruling it out?”
Nicola Sturgeon continued: “I am ruling out a formal coalition.
“What I was about to go on to say is I would favour more a situation where we have an issue by issue arrangement where we support on somethings and don’t support on others.
“We’ll want to see a very strong position on Brexit.”
She continued: “This is an opportunity for Scotland and the UK to escape the mess of Brexit.
“All broadcasters need to consider whether they are reflecting British politics as it is or as they want it to be.
“The SNP is the biggest party in Scotland and the third biggest party in the UK.”