MICHAEL Gove, the Tory minister tasked with No-Deal Brexit planning, has sparked anger after accusing the SNP of sectarianism over Brexit.

Responding to a question from SNP MP Tommy Sheppard concerning settled status for EU nationals, Gove resorted to aggressive language, accusing the Scottish Nationalists of “weaponising” Brexit and “pushing a separatist and sectarian agenda”.

SNP MP Peter Grant later raised a point of order, voicing concern that Gove had accused the party of being a sectarian organisation – for the second time from the despatch box.

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This was “deeply offensive and highly irresponsible”, said Grant, pointing out that his party works tirelessly to rid Scotland of the “cancer of sectarianism”.

He went on to call on Gove to correct the record.

This has not been forthcoming.