THE Labour party has dismissed claims from Renfrewshire MP Mhairi Black that Jeremy Corbyn supports Scottish independence as 'complete nonsense'. 

Speaking to HuffPost UK, Ms Black said she knew from talking to the Labour leader he personally did not believe in Labour's official position of supporting Scotland remaining in the UK.

"I'm raging at Jeremy," the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire told the news website.

"He has totally sold his soul, especially in terms of Scotland.

"He has sold out in terms of Scottish independence - because I know that he doesn't believe the things he says about independence now."

Questioned about how she knew Mr Corbyn supported independence, she said: "From talking to him."

A Labour Party spokeswoman said: "Mhairi Black's claims are complete nonsense."

The Scottish Conservatives have however hit out at the party, accusing them of 'selling out the two million people who voted No' in 2014.

Adam Tomkins, Conservative constitution spokesman, said: “This is yet more confirmation that Labour isn’t just soft on the independence issue, it doesn’t even care.

"Labour leaders on both side of the border paid unconvincing lip service to the importance of the union, yet behind the scenes would vote Yes in a heartbeat.

"It’s further proof that only the Scottish Conservatives can be trusted to prioritise Scotland’s place in the UK.”