New Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out campaigning alongside David Cameron in the event of another Scottish independence referendum.
He also attacked the SNP saying the party’s record does not live up to its anti-austerity rhetoric.
The veteran left-winger will deliver his conference speech to activists in Brighton tomorrow.
Asked in an interview yesterday if he would stand with the prime minister and urge the Scottish people to stay in the UK, said: “No I will not.”
The Islington North MP added: “I will be standing alongside Kezia Dugdale and the Scottish Labour party.
“The Scottish Labour Party will make its decision. Kezia has given her views that if another referendum comes along, so be it, we will contest that referendum and decide what happens.”
He also hailed the “rebirth” of Scottish Labour during and since the leadership campaign.
Pointing out that “flags don’t build houses”, he said: “If you are poor in Glasgow or you’re poor in Birmingham – you are poor.
“If you need a house in Glasgow or you need a house in London – you need a house, and so there is the class politics issue of it.
“That’s the message I’m taking when I’m campaigning in Scotland just as much as when I’m campaigning anywhere else.
“Flags don’t build houses.”
SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson branded Mr Corbyn’s comments “ill-informed” and said they revealed “how little he actually knows about Scotland”.