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The SNP’s Westminster leader was involved in a heated House of Commons clash with the Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay over the number of Scots who have voted for his party. Mr Mackinlay claimed more people voted for Brexit in Scotland than have ever voted for the SNP.
Mr Mackinlay said: “Is it not the case that the injudicious dropping of a crisp packet would be enough for the SNP to be asking for an extension of the IP or the scrapping of the whole project altogether?
“Might I remind the SNP, I wonder if he has the figures, that there were more people voted for Brexit in Scotland than have ever voted for the SNP.”
Mr Blackford responded: “Really?! Is that the best that Thanet can send to the House of Commons?
“Heaven help them!
“I’ve got to say that we were told that if we stayed within the United Kingdom in 2014, Scotland would be respected, that we were to lead the United Kingdom, and the question for his Government is why do they not respect that Scotland voted to stay in the European Union?”
Mr Blackford was also involved in a clash regarding unelected bureaucrats during Prime Minister Questions.
Some viewers took to Twitter to criticise Mr Blackford’s performance.
One Twitter user said: “Is Ian Blackford really using the ‘unelected bureaucrats’ argument as a reason for Scotland to re-join the EU, an institution known for having… unelected bureaucrats???”
Another tweeted: “How can Ian Blackford stand there and be mocked day after day and yet we do nothing?!”
A third wrote: “
“He has the nerve to talk about respecting referendum results.”
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Another tweeted: “
“It’s extraordinary for him to attack unelected bureaucrats for any role they may have in Scotland, when his proposal is to hand back the powers to Brussels where they are neither elected nor accountable’
“@theSNP are funny.”
A fifth said: “
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