TORY MP Ross Thomson has been hoodwinked by a television crew into taking a stand against a fake drug delivery app.

Thomson was appearing on Channel 4's spoof programme Ministry of Justice which, like Brass Eye before it, attempts to trick well-kent figues into backing absurd causes.

The Aberdeen MP appeared to believe that a fake app called "InstantGrammes" not only assisted in the delivery of illegal drugs, but that the cash made from it went on to support children working with the Columbian drugs cartel in South America.

Thomson was recorded as saying that the app made ordering drugs "look cool", and did not at any point question the legitimacy of the app.

Most people approached by the film crew immediately spotted the deception, with SNP MP Kirsty Blackman saying it was a “blindingly obvious prank”.

She went on to question Ross Thomson's "poor judgment", stating: "The issue of drug abuse and addiction is incredibly seriously, and it is vital that MPs educate themselves on facts presented by reputable organisations. 

"The fact Ross Thomson fell for this blindingly obvious prank might might go some way to explain his ill-informed claims over drugs made during a recent Question Time appearance. 

"Frankly, I think people across North East will be taken aback to witness an MP being so gullible - but then this is a man who thinks Brexit will be good for this city despite consistent evidence Aberdeen will be hit the hardest by it."

Thomson recently claimed on Question Time that in Glasgow it was possible to have cocaine delivered faster than pizza.

When shown footage of a child who supposedly lived at a "half school, half drug plantation" which recived financial assistance from "InstantGrammes", Thomson claimed “watching that video made my skin crawl."

He went on to say: “You’ve got these young kids in Colombia being exploited to say that somehow ‘actually drugs are making my life a lot better’ – of course it’s not.

“These kids were probably made to do that, that’s absolutely not the case.

“The development of apps like InstantGrammes, which can easily be downloaded onto your phone or tablet to order drugs, makes it look cool, and I know it sounds ridiculous, but it makes it look cool."

After discovering the app was fake, Thomson said: “These people presented themselves as a legitimate production company.

“Along with other parliamentary colleagues, I took what they said at face value.

“I think this is a pretty underhanded way to approach a very serious issue.”