SNP scolded for interrupting OWN MP with rowdy behaviour as Commons descends into chaos

Posted on Mar 12 2020 - 3:30am by admin

Following the Chancellor’s 2020 Budget, the SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford took aim at Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak. Mr Blackford pointed to the relationship with the EU as the “biggest budgetary and economic decision that confronts” the UK, claiming that Scotland will suffer from the Government’s trade deal aims. However, his speech dissolved into chaos as his fellow Scottish nationalists were sternly told off for their rowdy behaviour.

Mr Blackford told the House: “I challenge the Prime Minister to tell me that the figures that I’ve just given of the impact of a free trade deal or no deal Brexit are wrong.

“The Prime Minister knows, just as I know, just as we know, that the Scottish economy is going to be harmed by what he wants to do in these trade negotiations.

“Can I just remind the Prime Minister we’ve just had an election?

“He went into the election with the slogan ‘say no to indyref 2’. Well, how did that work? You lost more than half of your MPs, Prime Minister.”

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SNP shamed by Deputy Speaker as Scottish MP tells Boris Johnson to ‘shut up’ in budget row (Image: PA)

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snp news ian blackford boris johnson budget 2020 (Image: PTV)

Deputy Speaker Eleanor Laing called for order as Mr Blackford’s MPs erupted around him, with one snapping at Mr Johnson to “shut up” when he tried to respond.

Mrs Laing scolded the SNP: “Has the House forgotten that I said that the leader of the Scottish nationalists would be heard without interruption?

“It seems to be that most of the interruption is coming from behind him.

“I’m protecting the honourable gentleman.”

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Mr Blackford claimed he was responding to the “countering” from the Prime Minister but continued his speech: “There’s all the money being spent, but still not an ounce of clarity on the UK’s shared prosperity fund that was supposed to be the great sweetener offered by the Brexiteers.

“Nothing in the budget from the Chancellor on that. No clarity either for young people and their opportunities to enjoy the right to travel, work and education throughout Europe as part of the Erasmus scheme.

“This is something that we took for granted, Madam Deputy Speaker.”

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Forecasts for UK house prices under deal and no-deal Brexit scenarios (Image: EXPRESS)

The Budget also outlined plans to fight the impact of the coronavirus and the disastrous floods in the country.

£1billion has been pledged to help those on benefits and the most vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak.

Businesses with fewer than 250 employees will see statutory sick pay refunded.

Spending on flood defences will double to £5.2 billion.

Additionally, there will be a £640 million fund for protecting and expanding woodlands and peat bogs.

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