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BREXIT: Commons ERUPTS as Theresa May fires back at SNP MP – 'you have NO independence mandate' | 7 mars 2019

The Commons erupted in cheers as Prime Minister Theresa May fired back at SNP MP Kirsty Blackman who claimed there is no mandate in Scotland for either a Brexit deal or an exit from the European Union without an arrangement. During a heated Prime Minister’s Questions, Theresa May ridiculed the SNP’s desperate calls for another independence vote in Scotland. 

The debate began when the SNP MP said: “In January, 83 percent of Scottish MPs voted against the Prime Minister’s deal. Last night a historic vote took place in the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Parliament – both parliaments simultaneously rejecting the Prime Minister’s deal. “Isn’t it the case that the Prime Minister has no mandate from Scotland for either no deal or her deal?” In response, Mrs May said: “We entered the European Union as the United Kingdom. “We will leave the European Union as the United Kingdom. MPs cheered as the Prime Minister added: “And I also say to the honourable lady that the SNP has no mandate from the Scottish people to continue to persuade independence.”

In 2014, Scotland held an Independence referendum and subsequently remained as part of the UK at a 55 percent majority. The comments come as First Ministers of Scotland and Wales increased the pressure on Mrs May this week and demanded her ”reckless" behaviour over Brexit "must stop now".

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