THERESA May has been formally asked for an "urgent statement" on why The National newspaper was banned from asking questions during her brief visit to Glasgow.

May locked out the paper's reporters from attending her press conference at the Bridge of Weir leather company yesterday as she attempted to sell her Brexit deal to Scotland.

However the decision has since sparked outrage after The National chose to publicise the decision on its front page.

Speaking in the Commons today, SNP MP Chris Law stated: "One of the most important pillars of a modern democracy, and something I'm sure all Parliamentarians in this House agree on, is freedom of the press.

"However there seems to be an exception as the Prime Minister yesterday, on a visit to Scotland, refused one of our biggest newspapers access to a press event."

Law went on to describe how the National had been excluded, before calling on May to explain why she chose to refuse access, and to define "the importance of free press in this House".

In response, Tory MP Andrea Leadsom claimed she wasn't aware of the situation, but that May had spent time recently answering questions put to her by MPs and, as such, claims that the Prime Minister had not been accessible would be unfair.

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