SNP MP ordered to leave House of Commons after Brexit protest

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An SNP MP has been suspended from a House of Commons sitting after he protested against the approval of controversial Brexit legislation.

The party’s business spokesman Drew Hendry shouted “this is an outrage” as proceedings on the UK Internal Market Bill came to a conclusion following a lengthy parliamentary battle in recent weeks.

Deputy Speaker Dame Rosie Winterton told Mr Hendry to resume his seat but the MP refused before proceeding to pick up the parliamentary mace and walk towards the door of the chamber.

MP portraits
MP portraits

He was stopped by the doorkeepers, who took the mace from him.

MPs could be heard describing Mr Hendry’s actions as “outrageous” and referring to it as “another boring stunt”.

Dame Rosie remarked that it was “very childish”, before undertaking the formal procedure of “naming” Mr Hendry in order to suspend him from the House.

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