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Welsh MP's protest seized on by SNP

Pro-Scottish independence campaigners have seized on Paul Flynn's criticism of the Public Administration Committee chair Bernard Jenkin. For more details of the Newport MP's criticism and walkout click here.

SNP MP Mike Weir said the episode was 'deeply embarrassing to the anti-independence campaign.'

For a senior Labour MP to walk out of a supposedly impartial committee inquiry on the referendum – claiming that it is a ‘stunt’ designed simply to embarrass the Scottish Parliament - undermines absolutely everything that Westminster committees are claiming about independence.

How ironic that a committee inquiry into civil service impartiality and the Scottish referendum has itself been condemned for not being impartial.

– Mike Weir MP, SNP