At the outset of today’s Brexit debate, SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford constantly heckled the Prime Minister.
Mr Johnson was questioned by the MP for Ross Skye and Lochabar over his statements that the Brexit agreement with the EU would guarantee benefits for fishermen, and he was reprimanded for getting the name of his party wrong.
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Mr. Blackford questioned how the UK can “take back” ownership of its waters “when Scottish fishermen have less access and can catch fewer fish as a result of its scam deal.”
“I have to correct him. Not only will we regain control of our waters, we will increase the share of Scottish fishermen in all relevant stocks – cod, for example, will increase to 57 percent, North Sea haddock will increase by 7 percent…”I have to correct him. We will not only regain control of our waters, we will increase the Scottish fishermen’s share of all relevant stocks – cod, for example, will grow to 57 percent, North Sea haddock will rise by 7 percent…
Mr. Blackford interrupted again seconds later, this time to raise a point of order after the SNP was referred to by the prime minister as the “Scottish Nationalist Party,” something he often does in the House of Commons.
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Mr. Johnson said that, with a tiny ‘n’, he referred to nationalists.
Before the bill is voted on, the debate will continue until around 2:30 p.m. today.
Sir Keir Starmer claimed that his party would vote for it reluctantly, while the Liberal Democrats, the SNP and all the other parties agreed to vote against it.