The split in the Labour party will strengthen Theresa May while showing Labour “are not fit for purpose”, the SNP has said. 

The descent of both Labour and the Tories into bitter internal disputes shows that Westminster is failing – and underlines why decisions about Scotland should be taken in Scotland. 

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said:

“Labour are not fit for purpose – they are failing as an opposition, failing over Brexit and failing their own MPs. 
“If even his own MPs can’t trust Jeremy Corbyn then why should the people of Scotland?

“Ultimately this split will strengthen Theresa May and make it even more likely that the Tories stay in power through Brexit and beyond.

“Westminster is now completely dysfunctional, with warring factions on both sides of the house more interested in their own bitter disputes than the future of the country.

“It is increasingly obvious that decisions about Scotland need to be taken here in Scotland and not at Westminster.”