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SNP MPs walk out of PMQs in protest

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Image caption One SNP MP waves because the party’s MPs file out of the Commons

SNP MPs have walked out en masse from Prime Minister’s Questions after their Westminster chief was thrown out of the chamber in a row with the Speaker.

Ian Blackford refused to sit down down when ordered to by John Bercow having requested for the Commons to sit down in non-public.

This was in protest on the authorities’s dealing with of debate and votes on the EU Withdrawal Bill.

And it introduced PMQs to a momentary halt because the Speaker consulted his officers on what to do subsequent.

Mr Bercow stated MPs might vote on his request for a non-public sitting on the finish of PMQs – however when Mr Blackford refused to sit down again down he was expelled, along with his fellow SNP members following him out of the chamber.

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