SNP ridiculed for ‘grumpiness’ as Commons laugh at damning Indyref poll ‘Tide of unionism

Jacob Rees-Mogg laughs at an SNP MP and says he is 'grumpy'

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SNP’s Pete Wishart tore into Boris Johnson in the House of Commons following his speech at the CBI’s annual conference and said it was time everyone moved on from the Prime Minister’s “faux buffoonery”. Mr Wishart branded the Conservatives a “Looney Tunes” government and said if aliens saw Mr Johnson’s display this week they would likely return home. But Leader of the Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg fought back against the attack and patronisingly said Mr Wishart was “grumpy” after he read out a negative poll result on Scottish independence.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Wishart slammed the Prime Minister over his speech to the CBI, joking if aliens had witnessed it they would likely go back to the planet they came from.

Mr Wishart told the Commons: “What’s wrong with the Prime Minister, the delusional gibbering stream of consciousness that we got this week was absolutely hilarious.

“And was excruciating in the extreme, from Peppa Pig to those weird car noises to quoting Lenin and his inability to read notes directly in front of him.

“If aliens had landed in Westminster last weekend and requested to be taken to our leader.

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“And they found this dribbling wreck, they would immediately be asked to be transported back to the planet from where they came.

“Surely the days of this unfunny faux buffoonery is coming to an end the…

“Maybe it’s just time for this Looney Tunes government to say that’s all folks.”

Mr Wishart paused as he gathered his thoughts after appearing to laugh at his own joke.

Mr Rees-Mogg was invited to respond to the SNP representative but shared a damning poll which showed support for Scottish independence falling.

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He said: “I have found out why the honourable gentleman is so upset this week.

“It’s not because he’s waiting in eager anticipation for St Andrew’s day next year, which will of course be a proper celebration for him and his honourable and right honourable friends.

“But the reason he is so grumpy today is because of a new opinion poll that has shown that the proportion of voters who ranked the constitution in their preference for the Scottish Government’s top three priorities fell by eight points to 13 percent.

“Fewer than a third of SNP voters, 28 percent, ranked independence on their hierarchy of priorities.

“So it is a sad day for him today Mr speaker, I won’t tease him for being grumpy, he is justifiably being grumpy.

“Because his sandcastles are gently being washed away by a tide of unionism.”

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A poll by Panelbase for the Sunday Times found 47 percent of respondents say they would vote no in a Scottish independence referendum held today.

It found 45 percent of respondents said yes while just eight percent indicated they don’t know.

Politics professor, Matthew Goodwin said this is the seventh consecutive win for the ‘No’ side.

In an interview with the BBC, political editor Laura Kuenssberg grilled First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Scottish independence.

She told Ms Sturgeon: “When it comes to the question of independence isn’t the truth of it, you’re a bit stuck.

“The country is pretty stubbornly divided pretty much fifty-fifty on this.

“Polling suggests the enthusiasm for independence has actually faded.”

Ms Sturgeon bluntly replied “No it doesn’t” before explaining support for independence often changes by a few percentage points as time goes on.

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