John Bercow was forced to intervene as several MPs were shouting in the House of Commons while the SNP leader was trying to speak. Ian Blackford, the SNP’s Westminster leader was criticising the Prime Minister’s draft Brexit plan when MPs began jeering him. He said: “Mr Speaker, this is exasperating. At least staying in a single market and the customs union has some support in this place.”
The Speaker was then forced to intervene and took a swipe at the SNP leader.
He said: “Order, order, the leader of the Scottish National Party will be heard.
“I don’t think members will want to hear the question again and again and again.”
Some MPs were overheard shouting and laughing, with Mr Bercow himself appearing to smirk.
He added: “Order! If they shout their heads off they will have to hear it not once, not twice, but possibly three times. Mr Ian Blackford.”
Mr Blackford called for all MPs to “work together” to protect jobs, and keep the UK in the single market and customs union post-Brexit.
Mrs May replied: “The right honourable gentleman says to work together on this issue, but the position that he has and his party has is one which would frustrate the vote of the British people in relation to leaving the European Union.”
During the session in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister defended her draft Brexit proposal which has been criticised by the DUP, Labour Party, SNP, Liberal Democrats, and several pro-leave Tory MPs.
Mrs May is expected to meet with the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker for talks ahead of the special EU Brexit summit on Sunday.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Labour Party leader branded the Prime Minister’s deal “a failure”.
He said: “It fails to pass the red lines, it fails our six tests and failed to impress the new Northern Ireland minister who just hours before he was appointed, said the deal was dead.
“Instead of giving confidence to millions voting leave or remain, this half-baked deal fails to give any confidence it could to bring the country together again.”
He added: “If the Government can’t negotiate an alternative, it should make way for people that can and will.”
The Prime Minister replied by accusing the Labour Party leader of “playing party politics” before insisting she would act in the “national interest”.