THE SNP are considering a “disengagement” protest in the House of Commons in order to keep pressure on the embattled Speaker Lindsay Hoyle, reports say.

SNP Westminster group leader Stephen Flynn has led calls for Hoyle to lose his position after he broke parliamentary convention and allowed a Labour amendment on SNP opposition day, letting Keir Starmer’s party dodge a sizeable rebellion.

Amid the chaos that followed, Hoyle apologised and offered an emergency debate to the SNP on a ceasefire in Gaza, but on Monday he U-turned and refused the party’s request.

After Hoyle reneged on his offer, Flynn told the BBC that he had “lied” to MPs and to the public.

Now, reports say the SNP group is considering how they can “disrupt” processes in the Commons in order to keep pressure on Hoyle.

A party source told the BBC: "We are acutely aware we could cause a lot of problems down here that could disrupt the process.

"We don't want to cause trouble for the sake of it – there's a purpose to everything we're trying to do."

There are suggestions, elsewhere refuted, that the SNP may look to a "disengagement" protest. This could see their MPs declining to take part in debates outside of the main Commons chamber or sit on committees.

The BBC reported that no strategy has been decided, but the SNP group leadership wants to send a message about being treated as "an irrelevance" by the Westminster establishment.

However, Flynn later issued a statement denying the plans. 

On X/Twitter he said: "No, they aren’t.

"The importance of our role has been exemplified these last few weeks, driving debate over Gaza and changing Labour Party policy.

"Until we achieve our independence, we will never leave Scotland voiceless in Westminster."

At the time of writing, 86 MPs had signed an early day motion of no confidence in Hoyle

Elsewhere, reports have suggested that Conservatives unhappy about the Speaker's position have considered ways they could disrupt the Commons process.

One suggestion was that motions calling for the House to sit in private could be lodged at random, leading to frequent votes.

UK ministers are also said to be in talks about the possibility of referring Keir Starmer to the Privileges Committee amid concerns he may have pressured Hoyle into changing parliamentary rules for his own political benefit.