Smug Scottish nationalists began whistling and singing “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven – the anthem of the Brussels bloc – during the vote to trigger the EU exit starting gun in the House of Commons.
North Ayrshire and Arran MP Patricia Gibson led the Remoaner choir as other Members cast their votes on the Government’s Bill to trigger Article 50.
But Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle launched a booming shout of “order” across the chamber.
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Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle told off the group of Europhilic SNP MPs
The SNP are total hypocrites for whistling the EU anthem in House of Commons
The gaggle of Europhilic MPs were immediately shut up, with Mr Hoyle explaining that he did not want other groups to start singing.
He told the SNP MPs: “I personally don’t mind singing but I certainly can’t allow it in the chamber.
“Because before we know it, we could be hearing other tunes and I don’t want to get into that.”
SNP MP Patricia Gibson was spotted orchestrating the Remoaner choir
But the brazen move sparked outrage among Eurosceptics.
Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage tweeted: “The SNP are total hypocrites for whistling the EU anthem in House of Commons.
“They want to governed by Brussels and not by Scots.”
Mr Hoyle quickly restored order to the house
MPs voted overwhelmingly to trigger Brexit yesterday, backing the Bill 494 votes to 122.
But all 54 SNP members ignored the will of the people and voted against the Bill.
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Continued cooperation with the EU to tackle terrorism and international crime.
Brexit Secretary David Davis described the vote as “historic” and denied it was “railroaded”.
He added: “We've seen a historic vote tonight – a big majority for getting on with negotiating our exit from the EU and a strong, new partnership with its member states.
"It has been a serious debate, a healthy debate, with contributions from MPs representing all parts of the UK, and I respect the strong views on all sides.
"The decision on EU membership has been made by the people we serve. It is now time for everyone, whichever way they voted in the referendum, to unite to make a success of the important task at hand for our country.”
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