PMQs: David Linden jokingly waves at Boris Johnson
SNP MP David Linden’s antics in the House of Commons chamber have sparked a raging backlash. The Scottish nationalist had asked Boris Johnson about the latest poll surge in support for independence during Prime Minister’s Questions. However, the focus of the exchange online was solely on Mr Linden waving “bye-bye” to the British leader.
He had asked: “Why does the Prime Minister now think we’ve seen 15 consecutive polls showing majority support for Scottish independence?”
Mr Johnson shot back: “The people of Scotland, as the Honourable Gentleman knows very well, voted in 2014 by a substantial majority to remain in the UK.
“I believe that was the right decision, and I believe that were they ever to be asked in the future the same question again, it would be the same answer.
“But, as he and his colleagues have said many times, it was a once-in-a-generation event.”
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During the Prime Minister’s reply, the Parliament camera cut back to show Mr Linden mockingly waving back.
He could be seen mouthing “bye-bye” in reference to Scotland leaving to the United Kingdom.
However, this display was not welcomed by viewers, who took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction.
Brian C wrote: “Seems happy enough now to take the large salary, expenses and pension though?”
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Ian Stewart added: “He’s just another nationalist MP who’s an embarrassment to Scotland.
“He ignores opinion polls where participants are asked to consider possible consequences of independence before answering.”
One user tweeted: “Another uneducated SNP waller. It’s time these uncouth rabbles got out of here.”
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Another said: “The SNP catchphrase ‘Stronger for Scotland’ must be the most fraudulent political slogan of the century.
“Pete Wishart and David Linden both got selected for questions at PMQs and both of them gloated about independence being ahead in opinion polls. How does that benefit anybody?”
Iain simple wrote: “Seriously? Do they have no shame?”
Support for Scottish independence is now consistently higher than support for the Union, according to many polls.
A recent Ipsos Mori survey found that 58 percent of the Scottish are in favour of leaving the UK compared to 42 percent for staying.
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