THERESA May was accused of scurrying away from MPs yesterday after she claimed the SNP had “no mandate from the Scottish people to continue to pursue independence”.

The Tory leader’s comments came in response to Aberdeen North MP Kirsty Blackman during Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions.

The SNP’s depute leader at Westminster told May that in January, “83% of Scottish MPs voted against the Prime Minister’s deal” and that on Tuesday “a historic vote in the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Parliament simultaneously rejecting the Prime Minister’s deal."

“Isn’t it the case that the Prime Minister had no mandate from Scotland for no deal or her deal,” Blackman asked.

May told the MP: "We entered the European Union as the United Kingdom, we will leave the European Union as the United Kingdom, and I also say to the honourable lady that the SNP has no mandate from the Scottish people to continue to pursue independence.”

That infuriated MPs on the SNP benches.

After the session, Ian Blackford stood up to raise a point of order, urging action to be taken against the Tory chief for misleading parliament.

But as he got to his feet, the Prime Minister left the chamber.

“I have to say it’s disappointing that the Prime Minister, who has been alerted that I will be asking a point of order, has chosen to scurry from the chamber," Blackford said.

He told the Speaker that the Prime Minister's claim the SNP had no mandate for independence was "simply not the case".

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Blackford added: "The Scottish National Party stood on a manifesto commitment to independence referendum if there was a material change of circumstances."

The SNP had, Blackford pointed out, won the election.

To heckles and cries of “boring” from the Tory benches, he continued: “Perhaps more importantly we took a motion to the Scottish Parliament, because there is emphatically a majority for independence in that parliament”.

May, he added, should come back to the chamber and “correct the record”.

But Speaker John Bercow insisted there had been “no procedural impropriety” and “nothing untoward in parliamentary terms about the way in which the Prime Minister has conducted herself.”

The clash was, Bercow continued, “in the nature of political debate and disagreement”.