Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

SNP walk out of Commons after weird Speaker row

The shameful actions of Theresa May’s government will not be forgotten in Scotland SNP Westminster leader kicked out of PMQs and MPs follow after he challenges Speaker
Steven Clarke | 13 June, 2018, 22:36

Using a rare parliamentary device, he called for a "private sitting" of Parliament, which would have removed the public from the chamber's gallery. As a result, John Bercow ordered him to leave the House of Commons.

He said: "What they did was put a programme motion in place to try and force the opposition parties not to vote and I'm not sure that's very democratic".

As Mr Blackford rose again to applause from some of his SNP colleagues, the Speaker shouted: "Order". "Resume your seat", Bercow yelled repeatedly, before demanding that Blackford be thrown out. His fellow MPs then followed him out of the chamber.

At first, the Highland MP did not go.

Members of Parliament for the Scottish National Party (SNP) walk out of the House of Commons during Prime Minister's Questions after their leader Ian Blackford was asked to leave by the Speaker, in London, Britain, June 13, 2018. Ms Cherry as she left waved to the Speaker, saying: "Goodbye".

Mr Mundell said that while it was "unfortunate" there had been limited time for debate, the issues had been "well aired" in both Holyrood and Westminster.

"The PM silenced Scotland's voice".

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"Let's be under no illusion - this is a constitutional crisis", he said.

He called on her to bring forward emergency legislation so that the "will of the Scottish Parliament can be heard and, more importantly be respected".

Relations between the Scottish and United Kingdom governments have reached a new low as furious SNP leaders threatened to withdraw their cooperation with Westminster, accusing Conservatives there of forcing through a Brexit "power grab" by the backdoor. "The people of Scotland will not be disrespected by this Parliament".

"We are giving message to the government that we will take them on, we are not prepared to sit back and see powers taken from the Scottish parliament", he added. He added: "Disappointed, if not surprised, that if they really felt so strongly about it, they chose a stunt over holding the Government to account".

He used the parliamentary procedure to ensure the will of the Scottish Parliament is respected and that Brexit legislation pauses until the Scottish Parliament's motion is considered as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. The Scottish government claims this could prevent it from passing its own laws in these areas for seven years.

But Scottish Conservative MP Kirstene Hair decried the SNP's actions.

Scottish Conservative MP Kirstene Hair said: "This rehearsed move just demonstrated that the SNP care more about headlines than actually achieving anything for Scotland". But while a majority of voters opted for Brexit, any suggestion (from pro-Brexit politicians or media outlets) that MPs should be silent and not stand up for their constituents if they voted against Brexit is thoroughly anti-democratic.

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