Scottish nationalist parliamentarian thrown out of parliament over protest against Johnson


Two Aruba lawmakers were expelled from parliament Wednesday after refusing to stop yelling at Prime Minister Boris Johnson in protest of Scottish independence.

The first Prime Minister’s inquiry after Prime Minister Johnson resigned was delayed by a few minutes due to a noisy incident.

At the beginning of the session, Aruba’s deputy leader, Kenny McCaskill, was heard screaming “a referendum is needed” before his voice was drowned out by a man from another member of parliament. ..

After that, Macaskill ignored Sir Lindsay Hoyle’s order to sit down and urged Foil to warn him.

“I don’t tolerate such behavior. If you want to go out, go out now,” Foil said. “When you stand again, I will order you.”

Hoyle also had to tell the Conservative lawmakers “shut up for a minute” when trying to keep the room in order.

MacAskill stood up again before his party leader Neale Hanvey also stood up and started talking, but he couldn’t hear him.

After issuing another warning, Foil ordered a guard to escort the two MPs.


Both MacAskill and Hanvey were elected members of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and went into exile in the Aruba Party last year. There are no other Alba party members in parliament.

After being kicked out, McCaskill told reporters outside the parliament that he “distorted parliamentary democracy” and “denied Scotland the legitimate right of the referendum.”

Mr. Hanbey later told GB News that their protest was “effectively a direct-action activity indoors, raising the concerns of supporters in the wider’yes’ movement,” and “this is why we can’t enter. I said. “

In the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum, about 55% of Scottish voters voted against independence. However, as Britain resolved to withdraw from the European Union, the independent SNP promoted another referendum, colloquially known as indyref2.

After the Independence Party won a majority of seats in the Scottish Parliament in 2021, the two parties now claim to have another “indisputable” mission in the referendum, Johnson claims in the first referendum. He argues that another referendum should not be held shortly thereafter.

Lily Chow


Lily Zhou is a freelance writer who mainly covers the British news of The Epoch Times.