AN SNP MP has said he refused to go to the House of Lords to listen to the King’s Speech.

Steven Bonnar, MP for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill, said he opted to read the speech rather than go and watch in person.

Writing on Twitter/X, he shared an image of King Charles and said: “I opted to read the #KingsSpeech rather than traipse into the Lords to Hear it… but a man dressed like this talking about ways to help ease the cost of living crisis?”

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Bonnar previously made headlines when he crossed his fingers while pledging allegiance to the Queen.

Elsewhere, SNP MP Gavin Newlands also confirmed he had never attended a King's Speech, writing on Twitter/X: "I've never gone and never will."

The speech itself faced heavy criticism for abandoning Scots while King Charles was booed on his way into Westminster.

The King and Camilla were also met with chants of “not my king” as they made their way back to Buckingham Palace.

Under the latest plans, the North Sea Transition Authority will invite applications for new production licenses every year, which the UK Government said would provide greater “certainty and confidence” for businesses and investors.

Many other SNP MPs also took to Twitter/X to criticise the speech. Pete Wishart said: “What an insipid King’s Speech.

Tories looking for red meat will be suffering from iron deficiency…”

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The Scottish Greens meanwhile slammed the Prime Minister for his approach to climate change.

The party’s climate spokesperson Mark Ruskell said: “The Prime Minister seems determined to follow a scorched earth approach to our climate and with this polluter’s charter his UK Government is failing in its duty to protect people from harm.

“Their short-sighted actions can only make climate breakdown worse and will continue to do so at the expense of future generations unless they can be prevented.”