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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sparks flew on Julia Hartley-Brewer's talkRADIO morning show today (Thursday) as the presenter traded opinions with Scottish MP Kirsty Blackman. 

The SNP member for Aberdeen North, Ms Blackman was disciplined this week after taking her children into a select committee meeting at the House of Commons.  

She is now calling for parliament to "lead from the front" and become more "family friendly".

Julia Hartley-Brewer disagreed, asking: "Is it the responsiblity of the British taxpayer to fund not only your high pay and all your expenses, but for care for your children as well?"

Listen to the full interview above