Ian Blackford faced a harsh call for reality from Tory MPs as he launched a tirade for Scottish independence in an address to Parliament. The SNP Westminster leader condemned the Conservative government and continued his fierce argument for independent Scottish governance. Mr Blackford raged: “We know the price we pay with the Prime Minister and the price of being stuck with a Tory government we didn’t vote for.
“It’s a price none of us in Scotland, not one of us, can afford to pay any longer.”
But Conservative MP Andrew Bowie slammed the claims of Mr Blackford as he highlighted the lack of Scottish support for a second referendum.
Mr Bowie said: “I thank the right honourable gentleman for giving way and I’d like to ask him a direct question.
“How does it feel, eight years after Scotland so conclusively said ‘No’ to separation, that the pro-independence parties are still getting the same proportion of votes they achieved eight years ago, despite everything that’s been thrown at us?
“When will the right honourable gentleman admit that the game is up?”
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