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First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has accused Mayor of London Sadiq Khan of being ‘morally bankrupt’ after he compared Scottish nationalism to racism.

Writing in the Daily Record, Khan claimed that supporting an independent Scotland was exactly the same as “trying to divide us on the basis of background, race or religion”. He also added that there were ‘some’ in Scotland “who are determined to define London as Scotland’s enemy”.

Taking to Twitter, Sturgeon expressed her disdain for Khan’s claims:

“I’m a big admirer of [Sadiq Khan] but today’s intervention is spectacularly ill-judged… it is an insult to all those Scots who support independence for reasons of inclusion & social justice – the antithesis of what he says and it is a sign of the sheer desperation and moral bankruptcy that has driven so many from Scottish Labour’s ranks. Very disappointing.”

This came just hours after Deputy Labour Leader Tom Watson said “things have got to change” for Labour to win.

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Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.

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