SNP walk out of Commons after freaky Speaker row

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The House of Commons descended into chaos today as the SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford (main image in the Commons today) was expelled for trying to call a stunt division in the middle of PMQs.

Mr Blackford tried to use an arcane procedure demanding the "House sit in private" - a motion that requires a vote of MPs on whether to clear public galleries.

Mr Bercow shouted "not now" and demanded the SNP chief resume his seat - eventually expelling him for the rest of the day when he refused.

The Scottish MP had accused Theresa May's government of a "power grab".

"The people of Scotland will not be disrespected by this parliament", he said.

And lodging his protest Mr Blackford blasted: 'This is a power grab and MPs from Scotland were not even given the courtesy of debating it last night.

She claimed Scotland and Holyrood were "being treated with contempt by Westminster - and it needs to be highlighted".

But MSPs at the Scottish Parliament refused to give their blessing for May's Bill - something Blackford says has been ignored.

The MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber riled Mr Bercow after he refused to sit down in a debate over Brexit devolution, which he labelled a "power grab" from Scotland.

"It's not the case this is a power grab".

But Theresa May retorted: "We do expect that the outcome of Brexit will be a significant increase in Holyrood power".

The suspension prompted all SNP MPs to walk out of Commons chamber, pointing and jeering at Tory MPs.

Lawmakers from the Scottish National Party (SNP) staged a dramatic walkout from the British parliament on Wednesday after their leader was ordered to leave the House of Commons in a row over Brexit.

Speaking to the BBC immediately after the incident, Mr Blackford said: "Scotland's voice has not been heard, we have had changes to the devolution settlement that were pushed through last night without Scottish MPs voices being heard".

Blackford, the SNP's Westminster leader, called for a vote after lambasting the way in which the section of the EU Withdrawal Bill pertaining to devolved powers was rammed through parliament on Tuesday [12 June], with only 15 minutes of debate and no Scottish MPs being called to speak.

"The Prime Minister silenced Scotland's voice, having broke constitutional convention and plunged Scotland into constitutional crisis".

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