BREXIT: Speaker Bercow loses it when Ian Blackford brands PM May "a LIAR" (12th February 2019) - Buxrs.com
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The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford was forced to withdraw an accusation that UK Prime Minister Theresa May was a “liar” as she appeared before MPs to ask for more time to renegotiate her Brexit deal.
Mrs May confirmed that there would be another round of votes on Brexit at the end of February, but offered no guarantee that a substantive ‘meaningful vote’ on a deal would take place by then
After being accused by the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of trying to “run down the clock”, the Prime Minister provoked anger by saying: “I wanted to have this sorted before Christmas. It’s not me who wants to run down the clock.”
As Mrs May began to reply that Mr Blackford had “inadvertently misled the house” by saying the government had not carried out economic analysis of its Brexit deal, the SNP MP shouted “that’s not true”. There was uproar on the Tory benches when he was then heard to shout “liar”.
Speaker John Bercow insisted Mr Blackford withdraw the remark. The SNP leader stood up and told Mr Bercow: “Out of courtesy to yourself, I withdraw.”