Ian Blackford was shut down after demanding yet again Westminster give Scotland the right to decide its own future as Boris Johnson blasted the SNP over their abysmal governing record. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has repeatedly demanded the Prime Minister give the Scottish Parliament permission to hold a new independence referendum in 2021. But in a heated exchange during PMQs, Mr Johnson brutally rejected Mr Blackford's request.
The Prime Minister said: "I think the real question is why the SNP keep going on about breaking up the most successful union in history – to distract from their abundant failure in government.
"You know what’s happening. In spite of getting an extra £9billion a year from the UK Exchequer – which, of course, they’d lose if they were so foolish as to break away – they are mismanaging their healthcare.
"And it’s not the fault of Scottish pupils what you see Scottish schools falling behind on educational standards."
Mr Johnson added: "Concentrate on what you are doing and stop going on about breaking up the union."
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Boris Johnson confronted Blackford over the SNP's (Image: PARLIAMENT TV)
Boris Johnson warned Scotland would lose £9bn from the Treasury in the event of independence (Image: PARLIAMENT TV)
Mr Blackford insisted his request for a new independence referendum is "about democracy" as he claimed Scottish people rejected the Government's plans to go ahead with Brexit at the last general election.
The SNP MP said: "In 2016, the people of Scotland voted to remain in the European Union yet they are being dragged out of Europe against their will by this Prime Minister.
"In 2019, the people of Scotland elected a majority of SNP MPs to Westminster. The Scottish National Party won the election on the promise of Scotland’s right to choose its own