What a difference a day makes. One day the Speaker of the House of Commons is reprimanding the SNP’s 56 MPs for their enthusiastic support of their group leader Angus Robertson, then the very next day he is praising them for the spirit of solidarity shown that motivated such a large number from one party turning up at the same time.
It is interesting, but there is a serious point to this, in that the Speaker could certainly not address any such praise to the government and main opposition benches during an SNP-led debate on the current safety provision at HM Navy Base Clyde’ because there were so few present.
It is nothing short of appalling considering it is the country’s security provision that was on the agenda; and bearing in mind that the government and main opposition are intent on renewing Trident, their presence at such a vital debate should have been a foregone conclusion.
Catriona C Clark