‘You’re teasing him!’ Speaker cuts off Boris for mocking Blackford in PMQs clash

PMQs: Boris Johnson told to 'stop teasing' Blackford by speaker

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Sir Lindsay Hoyle told Boris Johnson to stop teasing the SNP’s Westminster leader during a heated exchange in the House of Commons. The Speaker added that the Prime Minister was clearly trying to wind up Ian Blackford.

Mr Johnson said: “I will say to the honourable gentlemen that there is a profound philosophical difference between him and me

“The SNP is morphing into an evermore left-wing party that believes fundamentally that it is the duty of the taxpayer to pay for more and more.

“We want to get more people into jobs, it is in that respect that I am afraid the SNP is failing their electorate.”

Sir Lindsay interjected: “Prime Minister, we both know you are teasing him and trying to wind up the leader of the SNP.

“Please let’s drop it.”

Later in PMQs, Mr Johnson fired another dig at the SNP.

He said: “I see the Scottish nationalist party, forgive me Mr Speaker, national party.

“I do not know whether they are nationalists or not, perhaps they can clear it up.”

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The Speaker replied: “It was cleared up earlier for you.”

The Prime Minister added: “Are they a national party without being nationalists?

“It is an interesting semantic point Mr Speaker.”

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