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    Scottish MP Mhairi Black had the audience at the Scottish National Party conference rolling in the aisles with her coughing homage to Prime Minister Theresa May's recent conference speech.

    On Tuesday, Scottish MP Mhairi Black addressed the Scottish National Party conference, where she entertained delegates with a few jokes at the expense of Prime Minister Theresa May.

    May suffered from a coughing fit throughout her speech to the Conservative Party conference last week, one of several mishaps to befall the Tory leader during her delivery.

    Not to be outdone, Black began her speech by warning the conference that she too is suffering from a tickly throat.

    "I am still suffering from a bit of a cough, actually," she admitted.

    Clearing her throat, she poked more fun at May's misfortunate keynote speech. Not only was the Tory leader plagued by a cough, she was also confronted with a set that fell apart and a prankster during her performance in Manchester.

    "I think the sign behind me is quite sturdy," she assured delegates, referring to the letters that had fallen off the wall behind the Prime Minister during her speech.

    In her speech to the SNP conference in Glasgow, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South also took a swipe at Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. She told delegates that she is "so disappointed" in Corbyn after he failed to promise to reverse Conservative cuts in full during this year's election campaign, and pledged to keep the costly Trident nuclear deterrent


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