Law­mak­ers walk out of Par­lia­ment in Brexit row

Shanghai Daily - - WORLD - (Reuters)

LAW­MAK­ERS from the Scottish Na­tional Party staged a dra­matic walk­out from the Bri­tish par­lia­ment yes­ter­day af­ter their leader was or­dered to leave the House of Com­mons in a row over Brexit.

Ian Black­ford was thrown out of the cham­ber by the Com­mons Speaker be­cause he re­fused to sit down af­ter de­mand­ing a new de­bate on Scot­land and Brexit.

He was fol­lowed by some 30 of his SNP mem­bers.

On Tues­day, Bri­tish law­mak­ers had voted to push through Brexit leg­is­la­tion in­clud­ing mea­sures af­fect­ing Scot­land such as agri­cul­ture and fish­eries which did not have the con­sent of Holy­rood, the de­volved Scottish par­lia­ment where the SNP is the big­gest party.

Black­ford told the BBC af­ter his ejec­tion that the govern­ment was show­ing a lack of re­spect for Scot­land and added: “Let’s be un­der no il­lu­sion — this is a con­sti­tu­tional crisis.”

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