BBC Question Time’s audience erupted in laughter and applauds following columnist Matthew Parris’s degrading comment towards the SNP when he said “the party always blame someone else”.
Mr Parris’s remarks came after Ian Blackford tried to justify the SNP’s decision to force a series of parliamentary votes to interrupt MPs from watching England's World Cup match against Colombia.
Mr Parris, who is a columnist for the Spectator and the Times, said: “That’s the SNP for you, it is always somebody else’s fault.”
The audience erupted in applauds and laughter as Mr Blackford appeared to laugh the comments off.
On Tuesday evening MPs walked in and out of the voting lobbies five times from 7pm, in a process which lasted around 66 minutes.
Tory MP Sir Bernard Jenkin said: "Do you suppose that the SNP would be calling so many divisions this evening if it were Scotland playing an important football match this evening?"
SNP MP Peter Grant tweeted: “Thanks to impeccable timing of votes and points of order by the SNP, the adjournment bells all over Parliament rang at the very moment England scored.
Scotland failed to qualify for the World Cup after finishing third behind England and Slovakia in the qualification stages.
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Ian Blackford said on BBC Question Time: “The simple fact of the matter is, we were doing our job as a Parliamentary Party to stand up against Tory austerity.
“It’s regrettable that the Conservative whips and Conservative Government scheduled that meeting for a Tuesday night.