Thursday, June 14, 2018

#UK: Parliament In Chaos After Scottish National Party Leader Blackford Removed, SNP MPs Walk Out

[world politics news]

The House of Commons descended into chaos Tuesday as the leader of the Scottish National Party in parliament, Ian Blackford, was expelled for trying to call a vote in the middle of Prime Minister's Question time, which was against protocol. Blackford was upset about the debate on devolution of powers to Scotland, which had been cut short. 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. The entire SNP delegation walked out after he was expelled by House Speaker John Bercow.


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