LABOUR and the SNP have dismissed reports that they are in talks about a possible DUP-style confidence and supply agreement.

According the Sunday Times, MPs from both parties have been openly discussing ways to work together if a snap general election returns a minority Jeremy Corbyn government.

The report says the SNP will prop up Labour in return for a second referendum on Scottish independence.

One SNP minister told the paper: “There’s been a sea change in relations with Labour in London. They’ve got a sniff of power and they know how significant the SNP are likely to be.”

But Labour’s Neil Findlay rubbished the proposal.

“The only progressive alliance Labour wants is with the trade unions,” he said.

Theresa May says she wants to unite the UK but all she is doing is risking more division,” he added.

A spokeswoman for the SNP said there was nothing to the story.

Over the weekend, Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard said it would be an “absolute no” to a second independence referendum if Corbyn took over at Number 10.

“The vast majority believe there was a decisive result to the Scottish independence referendum, so why do we need another?” he said.

In September he promised that UK Labour’s next General Election manifesto would commit the party to oppose a second independence referendum.

But earlier this month Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell refused to rule out another vote.

“We’ll consider whatever proposals come from Scotland, of course. These are devolved issues that need to be discussed overall,” he told the BBC’s Sunday Politics.