SCOTTISH Tory MP Andrew Bowie has been asked to apologise for repeating "nonsense" false claims in today's Prime Ministers Questions.

The false claims was made while the West Aberdeenshire MP asked Boris Johnson why the SNP were not supporting the Tories' Internal Market Bill.

Bowie asked: “On this side of the house we voted this week, and last to protect 500,000 jobs enshrining Scotland's most important market, our internal UK market.

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"Why does my Right Honourable friend think the SNP did not support this bill?”

Johnson replied that he had "absolutely no idea", adding: “It's totally baffling, because this is a bill that underpins a massive transfer of powers back to Scotland from Brussels.

"About 70 powers and prerogatives going back to Scotland, which they would throw away again, as they would throw away again the entire beautiful glistening haul of the UK's or Scotland's spectacular marine wealth.

"Hand our fisheries straight back, hand Scotland's fisheries straight back to Brussels. That's what they want to do.”

The SNP oppose the Bill as they claim it allows the UK Government to dismantle devolution and strip spending powers away from the Scottish Parliament.

They also claim it would weaken the Scottish brand, and force the devolved nations to accept lower standards across a range of areas, including food and building regulations.

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When asked about Bowie's comments, the SNP said the MP knew "his question was nonsense", adding: "He should apologise for his false claims - which were found to be untrue by an independent fact-checker."

The Ferret's non-partisan fact check service found the claim to be false yesterday. It said: "The claim that voting against the UK Internal Market Bill would mean 545,000 jobs were scrapped is incorrect.

"That figure refers to the number of jobs in Scotland which are supported by demand from elsewhere in the UK. There is no suggestion these jobs would be lost if the bill is not supported, and the bill is not the only way that jobs reliant on trade within the UK could be supported."

An SNP spokeperson added: "Scottish voters won't have the wool pulled over their eyes by this desperate spin.

"The Tories are clearly more interested in bluster and sound-bites than anything else, including Scottish jobs and livelihoods."