Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has refused to rule out forming another coalition with the Conservatives if the next election result proves indecisive.
Mr Farron faced repeated heckles from the SNP benches in front of him after MPs demanded he confirm whether or not his party would be open to propping up the Tories in power, as his predecessor Nick Clegg did in 2010.
He urged the Scottish members to "be patient" as they persisted with the demand for him to say "yes or no" as he addressed the Commons on the prime minister's motion for an early election.
The next speaker, Conservative MP Peter Bone, provoked laughter as he chipped in on the debate-within-a-debate, telling Mr Farron: "I can tell you from these benches that there is no chance that we would want you sir in our coalition."
Mr Farron had earlier given his consent to Theresa May's call for a snap vote but warned the prime minister of complacency, saying: "She expects a coronation and not a contest."
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SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson has said there is "no doubt" a second referendum on Scottish independence will take place, despite Theresa May insisting "now is not the time" for such a vote.
Mr Robertson said if Holyrood backs Nicola Sturgeon's bid for a fresh ballot on Wednesday it would be "undemocratic and totally unacceptable" for this to be denied by Westminster.
Theresa May has ruled out the possibility of a second Scottish independence referendum in 2018 or 2019.
Speaking at the start of the SNP spring conference in Aberdeen, he said: "Let there be no doubt - Scotland will have its referendum and the people of this country will have their choice. They will not be denied their say."
He added: "Scotland's referendum is going to happen and no UK Prime Minister should dare to stand in the way of Scotland's democracy."
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