Ian Blackford leads dramatic SNP walk-out from Commons

SNP MPs empty their benches in the House of Commons

Members of Parliament for the Scottish National Party (SNP) walk out of the House of Commons during Prime Minister's Questions after their leader Ian Blackford was asked to leave by the Speaker, in London, Britain, June 13, 2018.

Mr Blackford said it was a "democratic outrage" that more time had not been allocated to debating the issue on Tuesday and said he had "no option but to insist that this house sits in private".

John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, has heaped praise on the "impeccable behavior" of a baby, the daughter of Labour MP, Clive Lewis, after she bared witness to a chaotic PMQs.

"When the time is right we will ask the people to come with us, to take that jump, to become a modern European nation".

Speaking later outside Parliament, he said: "The power grab has now in effect happened". His fellow MPs then followed him out of the chamber.

May responded by denying it was a powergrab, saying the Scottish Parliament will get legislation over 80 new areas.

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The First Minister posted on social media that she was "right behind" her party's MPs, claiming Scotland and the Scottish Parliament "are being treated with contempt by Westminster and it needs to be highlighted".

The Lords amendment number 25, which was voted through by MPs last night, states that the United Kingdom government must not do anything which is incompatible with the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Rising to ask a question during the session, Blackford said: "The Prime Minister gave a commitment that she would treat Scotland as a union of equals".

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell said the SNP was about to be granted a debate on the devolution aspects of the EU Withdrawal Bill, something which did not take place as a result of the walkout.

"This rehearsed move just demonstrated that the SNP care more about headlines than actually achieving anything for Scotland".

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We walked out of PMQs because Scotland's voice is being ignored, Scottish democracy is being disrespected.

"They are the masters of manufactured grievance and the people of Scotland are sick of it".

Tory MPs also ridiculed the SNP on social media after a script from Tuesday's debate was found, listing points of order for Nationalists to raise in protest, including a choice of whether to voice "outrage / disappointment".

Outside the chamber, the MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber said: "I'm not prepared to stand back and see Westminster engage in a power-grab against the Scottish Parliament and to do so on a basis that Scotland's parliamentarians have not been given the opportunity to debate what this Parliament is doing".

"We need to, we will and we must stand up and defend Scotland's interests".

The SNP later said it had attracted 1,000 new members in the immediate aftermath of the row.

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