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THE Tories are well known for their contempt for Scotland

In the latest case the PM has spread misinformation about Scottish independence in Parliament.

Speaking at PMQs in response to Aberdeen North MP Kirsty Blackman, Theresa May said: "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 honorable lady that the SNP has no mandate from the Scottish people to continue to pursue independence.”

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Blackman pointed out that in January 73% of Scottish MPs voted against May's Brexit deal and that yesterday there was “a historic vote in the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Parliament simultaneously rejecting the Prime Minister’s deal".

She quite rightly pointed out the PM's hypocrisy over incorrectly claiming ther is no mandate for indyref2, asking: “Isn’t it the case that the Prime Minister had no mandate from Scotland for no deal or her deal?"

It has to be asked what mandate May has for dragging Scotland out of the EU with only 38% of people living in Scotland voting to leave in 2016?

After the session, the SNP's Westminster leader, 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 in an act of cowardice. 

“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".

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

He urged May to return 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”.

Watch the full speech below.