Results 181–200 of 1607 for unparliamentary

Car Parking (Private Land) (16 Mar 2015)

Robert Goodwill: ...that the practices of some private parking companies can result in complaints from constituents. I have tried to find a stronger word than “complaints”, but I suspect I would veer into unparliamentary language were I to use the words that sometimes come to mind when I hear about cases where companies have behaved unreasonably. My hon. Friend has seen the written ministerial statement...

Points of Order (9 Mar 2015)

Esther McVey: .... The reason I want this put on the record is that it is not the first time Opposition Members have been like this to me. John McDonnell came to my constituency and asked people—I know this is unparliamentary language—to “lynch the bitch” live in Wirral West. That is what Labour Members ask people to do in other people’s constituencies. The Opposition have form. [Interruption.]

[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (11 Feb 2015)

Tracey Crouch: ...about increasing compensation under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme to 100% of average civil damages to those who are unable to trace their insurer. If it had not been considered unparliamentary or just a bit weird, I would have hunted him down in the other House to give him a big hug. Instead, I will do the entirely British thing of just saying, through the medium of Hansard, well...

Recall of MPs Bill: Report (10 Feb 2015)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...policing the behaviour of their own colleagues. That is something which I do not think is right either in principle or in practice. Secondly, it would leave only criminal convictions and not gross unparliamentary behaviour such as breaches of the Code of Conduct or a failure to undertake democratic duties as the trigger for potential recall. The other place may need to make changes to its...

Backbench Business: Improving Cancer Outcomes (5 Feb 2015)

Jane Ellison: ...made a distinguished contribution. I know that he could not stay for the winding-up speeches. My hon. Friend the Member for Salisbury (John Glen) made well a point about prevention. Were it not unparliamentary, I might have run up the green Benches to embrace him when I heard his argument in favour of tobacco control and standardised packaging. I could not agree with him more. It was...

Palestine: Recognition — Motion to Take Note (29 Jan 2015)

Lord Gold: ...the State of Israel and its right permanently to exist. However, this is Alice in Wonderland. We all know that such a proposition is fanciful, and that it could never happen. I apologise for my unparliamentary language, but let us get real and acknowledge that, far from making progress, recognising a Palestinian state now would set the peace process back indefinitely. Like the noble Lord,...

Durham Free School (27 Jan 2015)

Pat Glass: ...undergone competency procedures with other local authorities. A head teacher in the region told me that the school had become a haven for every crap teacher in the north-east. I am sorry if that is unparliamentary language, but that was what he said. I am concerned about the £4 million that the school has cost in 15 months. I am concerned about the negative impact that the school has had...

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 19 - The electronic communications code (15 Jan 2015)

Richard Burden: ...the first things he did was invite you to his home, Mr Hood, to see him standing on a chair. I began to wonder where it was going. I was not sure if it was undue influence on the Chair, distinctly unparliamentary or what it was. It became clear that he was talking about his mobile phone coverage, ending with the memorable phrase, “I am not a not-spot.” I am pleased to hear that. He...

Opposition Day — [12th Allotted Day]: Energy Prices (14 Jan 2015)

Dawn Primarolo: That is not a point of order; it is a continuation of the debate. The Secretary of State is responsible for what he says at the Dispatch Box. Fortunately, I am not, unless it is unparliamentary, and so far he has not been.

Consumer Rights Bill (Programme) (No. 3): Secondary Ticketing Platforms (12 Jan 2015)

Clive Efford: ...and, as someone who comes from the entertainment industry, for his very well-informed speech. I must also pay tribute to Statler and Waldorf at the back of the Government Benches—if it was not unparliamentary, I would suggest that the hon. Members for Shipley (Philip Davies) and for Bury North (Mr Nuttall) were a couple of muppets. My question for them is: what kind of market would...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: A and E (Major Incidents) (7 Jan 2015)

John Bercow: ...unseemly to squawk, and I think it would be accurate to say that what I heard was a squawk. I am not sure if there is a verb “to squawk”, but there was a squawking sound. What is worse, it was unparliamentary language, and I believe that the hon. Gentleman used a word that he will now wish to withdraw.

Scottish Parliament: Flexibility and Autonomy in Local Government (11 Dec 2014)

Cameron Buchanan: Shut up! [Laughter.] That was unparliamentary language—I am sorry, Presiding Officer. I welcome this opportunity to discuss local government. In particular, it is welcome that we are discussing the findings of a report concerning the flexibility and autonomy of local government. Often, debates on such matters have been entirely focused on specific policy areas. Although those might be...

Sport: Governance — Motion to Take Note (4 Dec 2014)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: ...of good practice, teacher training at primary level needs to be revolutionised. A recent report showed that in 30% of sports men are paid more than women, and I cannot even begin to describe the unparliamentary language used to describe me when I suggested that there should be greater equality. In business it is accepted that a diverse board is more successful. Why, then, do six national...

Autumn Statement — Motion to Take Note: 12 45 pm (4 Dec 2014)

Lord Lea of Crondall: ...Lord, Lord Lawson, whose figures were totally wrong when he referred to ours being the most successful economy in Europe. There are two points here which we have to nail as lies—if that is not an unparliamentary word; if it is, I will withdraw it. What has been said is not true. I will quote from a chart the figures that show what has happened to some economies since the peak of 2007 to...

Opposition Day: [10th alloted day] — The Economy (26 Nov 2014)

Stephen Hammond: ...the past year and youth unemployment by 48%. That fact goes to the heart of what we are talking about today. I read the Opposition motion extraordinarily carefully last night. I do not want to use unparliamentary language, so I will speak in economic terms. When we talk about being economical with the truth, we should look at the great speech from the Opposition Front Bench. We had not...

Recall of MPs Bill: New Clause 2 — Recall condition: method of petitioning an election court (24 Nov 2014)

Thomas Docherty: ...that Ministers flagged up during the Bill’s previous stages, which has been echoed by the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith), that a Member who had twice been named by the Speaker for unparliamentary activity or protest could fall foul of the lower threshold. That is why we have inserted the provision that the suspension must be the result of a report into an MP’s behaviour...

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Digital Impact — Motion to Take Note (20 Nov 2014)

Baroness Grey-Thompson: ...Newsnight” about the issue of equal pay for women in sport. I was being pragmatic, not radical; I was not asking for a sudden change; but I cannot repeat in your Lordships’ Chamber some of the unparliamentary language that was used towards me. I think of myself as being fairly resilient, but when people are swearing and—I can say this—I was called a moron several times, it can be...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Income Tax (5 Nov 2014)

Dawn Primarolo: Order. You are not to question the Chair. I am telling you, as the Chair, that you have accused the Opposition spokesperson of misleading this House, and that is unparliamentary and unworthy of you as an experienced parliamentarian. Therefore, I am asking you to rephrase it.

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Second Reading (4 Nov 2014)

Lord Pannick: ...compete with that, but the Bill puts me in mind of what Basil Fawlty says of his wife Sybil in the celebrated television programme, “Fawlty Towers”. I hope that noble Lords will excuse this unparliamentary language. He said: “She should be a contestant on ‘Mastermind’. Special subject: the bleedin’ obvious”. The Bill is a statement of the legally obvious. I find it very...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: PSNI: Overtime (20 Oct 2014)

David Ford: It would be so much nicer if, when the Member was asking me to agree with him, he did not stand wagging his finger at me in a manner that is coming close to being unparliamentary. I thought that I made general points about contentious parades and public order matters.  They were not in any sense aimed at one particular group that organises such parades.  The reality is that we have problems...


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