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

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

Conservatives accused Mr Blackford of orchestrating a publicity stunt because Mr Bercow had agreed to hear his motion for the House to sit in private - which would have required a vote and disrupted PMQs - at the end of the session instead.

The procedural protest was spurred by the seemingly irreconcilable impasse between Holyrood and Westminster over the imposition of the Brexit bill and its "power-grab" upon 24 returning European Union responsibilities, despite the Scottish Parliament's near-united front in withholding consent.

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

The SNP's disruption of Prime Minister's Questions is only the first in a series of actions the party is willing to take to disrupt the Brexit process, the party's Westminster leader has said.

"Yet, last night, she pressed ahead with a power grab in direct opposition to Scotland's elected parliament".

May replied that the Bill ensured a "significant increase in decision-making powers" for Holyrood and that says 80 new powers will "flow direct to Holyrood".

Blackford refused, and chaos ensued.

Ahead of the statement, Mr Mundell said an agreement could still be reached "even at this late hour", with the Brexit bill having completed its passage through the Commons.

"The reality of the situation is that powers enshrined under the Scotland Act in 1998 are being grabbed back by this House".

"It is a democratic outrage".

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

He then demanded a vote on the issue, something which Bercow refused to consent to until PMQs had concluded.

Mr Bercow said he was suspending the party leader for the rest of the day following his "repeated refusal" to take his seat when told to do so.

The SNP later said it had attracted 1,000 new members in the immediate aftermath of the row.

His response has led to calls for his resignation with Mr Blackford saying he "should be there to defend Scotland's interests and he has sat back and did nothing to defend the interests of the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish people, he should be utterly ashamed of himself".

"My job, my colleagues" job, is to stand up for the powers of the Scottish Parliament.

He said: "Due to the legislation we passed this week 120 extra powers will be going to Holyrood - this is going to enhance the devolution settlement, not in any way restrict it". "But the Prime Minister has ignored Scotland".

Asked if it was a stunt, he replied: "Under standing orders I was entitled to push for that vote today on the basis of the lack of respect that the Conservative government and Theresa May have shown. It is not acceptable".

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said: "I'm afraid the normal relationships between the Scottish and Westminster governments have to be impacted by this".

Tempers flared after time ran out for debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill on Tuesday night as MPs were set to consider what the SNP has termed a "power grab" by Westminster over responsibilities returning to the United Kingdom from Brussels.

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