Boris Johnson vows to outlast Ian Blackford during tense PMQs exchange

Ian Blackford called on voters to back the SNP in the upcoming local elections in a fiery PMQs

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Boris Johnson has vowed to outlast Ian Blackford during a tense exchange at PMQs.

Speaking about the upcoming local elections, the SNP Westminster leader asked if the Prime Minister has "come to terms with the reality that if he fails to act now, voters will send a message by voting SNP next Thursday".

The Prime Minister hit back with a show of defiance over his position, saying he "wouldn't like to bet on him [Ian Blackford] outlasting me".

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced questions over the cost of living crisis in the UK.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced questions over the cost of living crisis in the UK.

Boris Johnson faced scrutiny during a fiery PMQs over the cost of living crisis as the local elections beckon.

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said: “It is clearer by the day that the Prime Minister’s supposed plan to fight the Tory made cost-of-living crisis is not only non-fiscal, it’s non-existent.

Ian Blackford called on the PM to 'scrap his National Insurance hike.'
Ian Blackford called on the PM to 'scrap his National Insurance hike.'

"Scrap his National Insurance tax hike, reverse the Tory cuts to Universal Credit and match Scotland’s 6% benefits rise instead of imposing a real term cut".

Boris Johnson replied: “We’re helping families up and down the country with the Universal Credit….we’re tapering it so that people get another £1,000 in their pockets….

He added: “Under this Government there are now far fewer children children in workless households than there were before this Government came in".