Furious Scots walk out of United Kingdom parliament over Brexit

SNP Westminster leader kicked out of PMQs and MPs follow after he challenges Speaker

All SNP MPs Walk Out During PMQs After Ian Blackford Kicked Out By Speaker

Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine said: "They pulled a political stunt rather than speak up for the people of Scotland".

"Under the power given to me by Standing order no.43 order in light of the repeated refusal to resume his seat on instruction I order the right honourable gentleman to withdraw immediately from the house for the remainder of this days sitting", the speaker said.

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

"It is a democratic outrage".

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                    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has backed the party's Westminster leader over his challenge of the speaker
PA Wire PA Images First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has backed the party's Westminster leader over his challenge of the speaker

Mr Blackford was asking for the Commons to sit in private when he was called to ask a question during the weekly PMQs session.

"We will consider carefully ways in which we can continue to highlight the injustice that is being done to the Scottish Parliament and to Scotland.but always with Scotland's interests very much at heart".

Bercow said: "I'm not hearing that at this time and I'm not obliged to do so is my clear understanding...it might be for the convenience of the house for the matter to be addressed at the conclusion of the session..."

The party's Westminster leader was then followed by all other SNP MPs.

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His actions today were as a direct result of the democratic outrage in the House of Commons last night, as the Tories' power grab on devolved administrations was not debated in the chamber, and Labour abstained on a devolution amendment in a shocking dereliction of duty.

Mr Lewis said: "It was quite a dramatic PMQs and it seems like she stole the show after the SNP because the Speaker called her out basically and said what a well-behaved baby".

He will address MPs on the workings of the Sewel Convention, which recognises that Westminster will not normally legislate on devolved matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland without the consent of the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly or the Northern Ireland Assembly. As MPs continued to shout, Mr Bercow could he heard saying to colleagues: "He won't, so we'll have to have the vote". Such a complex endeavour is bound to complicate the agenda of Prime Minister Theresa May as she tries to negotiate Brexit. Look at this morning's interview with Scottish secretary David Mundell, who was repeatedly asked why there was next to no time given for debate of issues related to devolution. "It is not acceptable".

Most Scottish lawmakers are unhappy at a clause in the European Union withdrawal bill that temporarily restricts the Scottish, Northern Irish and Welsh assembly's powers, leaving them in the hands of the United Kingdom government while the rules governing Britain after Brexit are redrawn.

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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said she was "right behind" Blackford and accused Westminster of treating Scotland with "contempt".

He went on: "We are going to make sure we will be robust in using parliamentary devices to make sure we can hold this Government to account".

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