Moment SNP MPs Storm Out Of PMQs After Row With The Speaker

  • Moment SNP MPs Storm Out Of PMQs After Row With The Speaker

Moment SNP MPs Storm Out Of PMQs After Row With The Speaker

The House of Commons descended into chaos as the SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford was expelled for trying to call a stunt vote in the middle of PMQs.

"The Prime Minister silenced Scotland's voice, having broke constitutional convention and plunged Scotland into constitutional crisis".

"I have a duty on behalf of my colleagues, on behalf of the First Minister and the government of Scotland and of the Parliament of Scotland, to stand up against the betrayal that has taken place of the Scottish people with the unprecedented power grab which is taking place".

Many are also furious Scottish MPs were given minutes to discuss key Lords amendments on Tuesday night.

After initially telling Blackford that he could hold a vote during PMQs, Bercow then told the Westminster SNP leader that he would hold a vote after the remainder of PMQs, telling him to sit down.

The SNP claim the EU Withdrawal Bill opens the door for a Westminster power grab which takes away from the Scottish Parliament and undermines devolution.

What had Ian Blackford said?

He told BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme: "Even if we had had 100 hours of debate the outcome wouldn't have changed because the SNP and Scottish Government position is exactly the same as it was on day one of this Bill".

"It is a democratic outrage".

Most Scottish lawmakers are unhappy at a clause in the European Union withdrawal bill that temporarily restricts the Scottish, Northern Irish and Welsh assembly's powers, leaving them in the hands of the United Kingdom government while the rules governing Britain after Brexit are redrawn.

The passing of the EU Withdrawal Bill meant powers which were supposed to return to the Scottish Parliament after the United Kingdom leaves the EU would go to Westminster for a period of seven years, a move which SNP MPs broke with the Sewel convention that changes to devolution would not occur without the consent of the Scottish Parliament.

The people of Scotland will not be disrespected by this parliament.

The Scottish Parliament has already voted against giving its formal consent to the Withdrawal Bill, with SNP, Labour, Green and Lib Dem MSPs united in this stance. "But the Prime Minister has ignored Scotland". Look at this morning's interview with Scottish secretary David Mundell, who was repeatedly asked why there was next to no time given for debate of issues related to devolution.

The Scottish MP had accused Theresa May's government of a "power grab".

Moments later, Nicola Sturgeon tweeted she was "right behind" her party's MPs.