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Entire Scottish National Party storms out of PMQs in Brexit Row

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 13/06/2018 JOE MURPHY, NIcholas Cecil

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Scottish nationalists staged a walkout of the House of Commons today after their leader was kicked out in a row over Brexit.

Ian Blackford tried to halt the lunchtime Prime Minister’s Questions session over what he called a “power grab” by Westminster.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd © Provided by Independent Print Limited The row was sparked by the Government’s decision to take over powers being returned from Brussels next March. The Scottish Government says they belong to Edinburgh.

Speaker John Bercow refused Mr Blackford’s demand to derail proceedings by staging a vote using ancient privileges.

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Speaker John Bercow ordered Ian Blackford out of the chamber

When the SNP grandee refused to sit down, Mr Bercow announced: “I order the Right Honourable Gentleman to withdraw immediately from the House for the remainder of the day’s sitting.”

The entire Scottish National Party walked out in solidarity leaving their section of green Commons benches empty.

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