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SNP MP Ian Blackford broke out in an angry outbreak during his address to the House of Commons on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Blackford argued that the coronavirus crisis was a reason to delay Brexit and insisted that the Scottish government prioritize dealing with the crisis above all else. Mr. Blackford stopped mid-sentence when there was laughter when he called for a delay in Brexit.
Mr. Blackford said: “My government led by Nicola Sturgeon has given priority to coping with the crisis.
“We demand that the UK government do the same.
"Mr. Spokesman, it has already started, this is a serious issue and we are getting laughs and laughs.
"You should really show some respect and grow up."
Ian Blackford growls as the angry SNP chief is brutally mocked by Tory MPs in the Commons series (Photo: PARLIAMENT TV)
Ian Blackford: Mr Blackford argued that the coronavirus crisis was a reason to delay Brexit and insisted that the Scottish government give priority to overcoming the crisis. (Image: GETTY)
Prior to his outbreak, Blackford claimed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson could not know the strong effects of the corona virus on Britain and what steps to take.
He urged Mr. Johnson to postpone Brexit to better focus on the coronavirus health crisis.
The SNP MP began his argument by saying: "The Prime Minister, like all of us here, could not have foreseen the COVID 19 pandemic when his government initiated the process of leaving the European Union.
“2020 has become a year like no other.
Ian Blackford: Prior to his outbreak, Blackford claimed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson could not have known what the coronavirus would do to Britain and what steps would have to be taken. (Photo: PARLIAMENT TV)
Ian Blackford: Mr Blackford ended by claiming that the EU said it was ready to grant the United Kingdom an extension of the Brexit transition period. (Image: GETTY)
"In this way, we can deal with the unprecedented health and economic crisis we are currently facing."
Mr Blackford ended by claiming that the EU said it was ready to grant the United Kingdom an extension of the Brexit transition period.
He said: “The EU has expressed its continued openness to extending the transition period for negotiations.
"The UK government must now accept this offer."
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