WELSH Labour leader Mark Drakeford has called for Scotland to get a second independence referendum, if that's what voters want.

The First Minister of Wales told the BBC that "it's up to the people of the four nations to make decisions for themselves in these matters."

He added: "If the Scottish people want a referendum it's for them to decide. If they want to opt for a different future it's for them to decide."

When the BBC's Glen Campbell pointed out that Scottish Labour disagree, Drakeford said "Well in Wales that's the decision we would take."

He added: "If there was a majority in Wales in favour of a referendum then people in Wales should have a referendum. But it's for them to decide and not me. And it's for people in Scotland to have that debate and that argument. "

Just last month Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard claimed pro-independence parties winning an election in Scotland would not be enough “demonstrable public support” for indyref2.

Despite being asked repeatedly, the Scottish Labour leader failed to say what enough “demonstrable public support” would be.

Yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn's spokesman said a second Scottish independence referendum "would not be an early priority' for a Labour government".

Drakeford was in Westminster yesterday speaking alongside Nicola Sturgeon at a joint press conference on Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

The Welsh politician said: “In the end it is the unionists who will see off the union, because of their carelessness about it, about their unwillingness to give the kind of time and attention and thought that needs to be given to how the United Kingdom will operate successfully the other side of the European Union."

“And in a position in which the National Assembly for Wales and the Scottish Parliament were asked for their consent, were both parliaments to deny that consent, that is a very serious constitutional moment and the UK government needs to give it the serious consideration that it deserves.”

Sturgeon agreed: “This is quite simply a bad deal and a bad bill," she said.

“It is bad for Scotland, bad for Wales and bad for the UK.

“Indeed, the uniqueness of this event, the first ministers of Wales and Scotland, of different political persuasions, uniting in opposition to this deal is in itself a signal of how bad we believe it to be.”

She added: “As Welsh Assembly members made clear yesterday, and as I expect members of the Scottish Parliament will also make clear, we do not consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill.

“And when that happens, of course, it will be the first time in the history of devolution that both Scotland and Wales will have refused to give legislative consent to a Bill that affects us both.”

She said any extension to the UK’s EU departure should “be long enough to allow a General Election or a referendum, or perhaps more realistically, the former leading to the latter”. That she said “seems to me to be the only route out of this mess for the UK”, adding: “I hope the European Union agree to a longer extension, at the very least an extension until the January 31 next year.”

Drakeford also said he wants a General Election, although he does not think “a position of complete clarity” has yet been reached on Brexit.

The Labour politician said: “I have always been agnostic on whether a General Election or a referendum is the best way to get this decision put back in the hands of the people.

“But I’ve never been anything but clear that that should be the end, the end objective.”

He added: “What I want to see is this decision put back in the hands of the people who made it in the first place.

“If a referendum comes our way we should grab it with both hands.”