The House of Commons erupted into peels of laughter at Pete Wishart’s unusual attack on Michael Gove.
The SNP MP mockingly paid tribute to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster for aiding the fight for Scottish independence.
Mr Wishart claimed that the ferverence for Brexit had alienated many in Scotland, which would help the SNP.
He said of Mr Gove: “He, more than any other senior Tory, has made the single biggest contribution to the cause of independence in Scotland.
“It’s been his supreme efforts in Brexit that have pushed support for Scottish independence to sustained majority support.”
The cabinet minister laughed and replied: “I’m very grateful for the gallimaufry of not so much mixed, but entangled metaphors.
“We know the union is safe, and we know Scottish nationalism will not prevail.”
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