Like clockwork, Penny Mordaunt has given the SNP their weekly mauling in today’s Commons business questions. This time, she pressed the SNP on the qualifications of their frontbenchers:
“but if being well-prepared is the qualification for a person doing my job, then surely it is self-delusion and lack of self-awareness that is the necessary condition for an opposition job [sic] on the SNP benches. Because only an SNP spokesman would come to this question session and ask me a question on police investigations and police performance. Maybe that self-delusion is hard to sustain in the wake of tens of police investigations…”
Penny’s jibes didn’t end there. She also poked the SNP over their international jet-setting, their failure to stick it out whilst the “going is too tough”, even in opposition, and their unflinching focus on independence.