PRIME MINISTERS QUESTIONS: SNP’s “Days Numbered” As They Storm Out Of Commons
Prime Ministers Questions is known for its rowdiness and resembling more fans of opposing football teams squaring off than elected representatives of the people. However, the Scottish National Party indulged in a bizarre and outrageous temper-tantrum yesterday. Ian Blackford rose to demand that MPs be given sufficient time to debate what he dubbed a “power grab” by Westminster from Scotland in regards to the powers being repatriated from Brussels. Mr Blackford was so outraged that he demanded that the House go through the days business in private.
John Bercow, the Speaker of the House said a vote could be taken on the proposal at the end of Prime Ministers Questions. However, this was not enough for Mr Blackford who refused to sit down and eventually he was suspended from the House for the day. He left, followed by his colleagues.
Embarrassingly for the SNP, Scottish Secretary David Mundell revealed that they were in fact about to be granted the debate they requested:
.@theSNP was about to be granted a debate on how the devolution aspects of the EU Withdrawal Bill. Disappointed, if not surprised, that if they really felt so strongly about it, they chose a stunt over holding the Government to account
— David Mundell (@DavidMundellDCT) June 13, 2018
Chair Of UKIP Scotland, Callum Walker, attacked the SNP and said that their days are numbered:
The SNP try to mock the Mother of Parliaments but merely make a mockery of themselves. The UK Parliament has survived 300 years and will outlast the SNP whose days are numbered. MPs are elected to Parliament to represent their constituents. The SNP MPs have forgotten this and only represent the narrow view of Sturgeon.
What they’re afraid of is Brexit exposing the Scottish Parliament and devolution for what it really is. An EU plot to by-pass National Parliaments and create a Europe of Regions. There is no power grab. The powers returning from Brussels have never been controlled by the devolved assemblies. All the assemblies have ever done is administrate and implement EU legislation. Outside the EU there is no need for the devolved assemblies.
The EU and the assemblies aren’t sovereign. For the first time in 40 years people are realising that sovereignty and legislative supremacy lies in the UK Parliament. We now just need to fill both Houses of Parliament with people that believe this to be true.