Commons in stitches as Boris Johnson humiliates SNP’s Ian Blackford in PMQs row

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The SNP Westminster leader claimed the UK Government is “heartlessly and cruelly” denying extra funds to Scotland to ensure its election promise of levelling up the country is kept. But Boris Johnson wittily dismantled his claim causing MPs in the Commons to laugh. He said: “Mr Speaker, I beseech the right honourable gentleman just to think that he may be mistaken.

“The UK Government is absolutely dedicated to supporting people of all people across the country.

“That’s why we’ve actually increased spending on benefits by £7 billion with Universal Credit and we stand ready to do more.

“But I can tell him that there will be plenty of wonderful things that we want to do working with him, working with the Scottish administration to improve transport and other infrastructure across the whole of the United Kingdom including Scotland.”

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