Prime Minister Theresa May and SNP Leader in Westminster Ian Blackford (Image: BBC & GETTY)
After clashing with the Speaker in the House of Commons, John Bercow, Mr Blackford clarified his position on BBC Question Time last night. He said: “I got into the trouble with the Speaker yesterday, because of something I said. I had to be careful because of the way that Parliament works, but I did make the point that I don’t believe the Prime Minister was being truthful.
“I’m going to be quite specific tonight, on the basis of what the law officers have told the Government - the Prime Minister is lying.
“She has a responsibility to tell people the truth and she hasn’t done that.”
After the Government was found in contempt of Parliament for refusing to publish its full Brexit legal advice, Mrs May’s Ministers were forced to release the information.
The advice states that “International law and protocol would endure indefinitely” if the Irish backstop was activated.
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BBC Question Time panel (Image: BBC)
During Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Mr Blackford said Mrs May had