Results 41–60 of 1608 for unparliamentary

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (28 Apr 2020)

Edwin Poots: ...first. You can be thankful that you have me to deal with, Mr Principal Deputy Speaker, and not him, because he could be a little more fiery than me. I know that, on at least one occasion, he used unparliamentary language. On another occasion, Michael Heseltine was not the first to grab a mace. That was done by Professor Kennedy Lindsay, who leapt onto the Table that used to be in the...

Covid-19 Update (24 Mar 2020)

Wes Streeting: I will not read the text message that I have received from my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess Phillips) because it contains unparliamentary language. However, further to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Brentford and Isleworth (Ruth Cadbury), I think the Secretary of State needs to give the House a clear explanation as to why it was yesterday that clear...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Speaker's Rulings (17 Feb 2020)

Alex Maskey: ...an indication of my approach to the standard of debate required. As the Principal Deputy Speaker pointed out on Monday, previous Speakers' rulings have focused less on individual words being deemed unparliamentary and more on the tone and context in which they are said, and that ensures that Members show one another respect in the Chamber no matter what words they use. Tone and context...

Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill (12 Feb 2020)

Kieran Mullan: ...about my being an MP: the bruise on my cheek testifies to that. The second team that I play for has a two-part team motto, the first part of which is “Win or Lose”; the second part contains unparliamentary language which I cannot repeat in this place. Inevitably, however, the constituency is best known for its two towns of Crewe and Nantwich. Nantwich is a true gem in the Cheshire...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Infrastructure: Street Lights (10 Feb 2020)

Christopher Stalford: I thank the Member for raising the point of order. Good conduct and order in the Chamber is covered by Standing Order No 65, and it refers to the use of unparliamentary language. 'Rules of Behaviour and Courtesies in the House' also talks about the standards of debate: "The Assembly does not observe the concept of some expressions being deemed 'unparliamentary'. Instead, the Chair requires...

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

David Lidington: ...in our country are represented, reflected and resolved in debate and votes—both in the Chamber and in Committee. I believe that the conventions that we seek to stick to here—the rules of unparliamentary language, the fact that we refer to each other by constituency rather than name, and even the rather murky understandings that govern the relationships between Government and Opposition...

Endometriosis Workplace Support (29 Oct 2019)

Paula Sherriff: ...it was the most chronic abdominal pain. I worked in a hospital at the time. I will not use the words that I said to the hon. Member for Southend West (Sir David Amess), for fear that they might be unparliamentary. I chose not to see the gynaecologist in the hospital where I worked because I thought, “If he has been looking at my nether regions I don’t particularly want to bump into...

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Catherine McKinnell: ...’s speech, but is it in order for him to impugn the motives of my hon. Friend the Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali) in raising concerns on behalf of her constituents? Is it not unparliamentary for somebody holding his high office to do that, especially when he refuses to appear before the Treasury Committee to answer directly for his plans?

The National Health Service (23 Oct 2019)

Jon Ashworth: ...the other evening—I do not often watch “Question Time”. I do not want to be disorderly, so I shall be careful about how I read out the transcript. The audience started shouting—well, it is unparliamentary, but essentially they started shouting that the Secretary of State was not being entirely truthful in what he was saying. I do not want to fall out with him, or to be disorderly,...

Brexit: Preparations - Statement (21 Oct 2019)

Lord Callanan: ...Baroness for her question. I cannot believe that I am being lectured about sloganeering by the Liberal Democrats. I would repeat the slogan that they gave us on Brexit, but it would probably be unparliamentary language, so I had better not. We should indeed get Brexit done.

Prime Minister's Update (25 Sep 2019)

John Bercow: ...not hear any such statement made in the Chamber today. If such a statement was made, I did not hear it, I must say to her. I am not aware of such a statement having been made. Would I regard it as unparliamentary for one Member to call another Member a traitor? I absolutely would regard that as unparliamentary. Just off the top of my head, that would be my instinctive view. It would be...

Legal Advice: Prorogation (25 Sep 2019)

Geoffrey Cox: I completely agree. This House’s actions are bringing it into discredit. It is abandoning almost all reasonable precedent. The time has come for a general election, and to resist it is immoral, unparliamentary and undemocratic, but that is the decision that the Opposition have taken. Let us wait and see what the electorate make of it, but I hope they will understand that the Government are...

Deferred Divisions: Early Parliamentary General Election (4 Sep 2019)

Jess Phillips: ...much anything the current Prime Minister put in front of me. I warn you, Mr Speaker, that I am not cracking on the parliamentary protocols and everything, but I fear I may say some things that are unparliamentary. If I do, please feel free to alert me. I have absolutely no faith in anything the current Prime Minister says—literally none. I would not trust him—am I allowed to say that?...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill (4 Sep 2019)

Caroline Flint: ...is born of the understandable fear that the UK will leave with no deal and that that will cause avoidable damage to our economy. It is born of a fear that the Prime Minister—I hope I am not using unparliamentary language, Mr Speaker—is insincere in his stated intention of reaching a deal with the EU27. However, others in the House must also be self-critical. It is disingenuous for...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Report: Amendment 2 (17 Jul 2019)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb: ..., I voted for Brexit, not for a no-deal Brexit, and that must be true for a lot of other people. Can the noble Lord please stop dividing us into these two camps? Secondly—I am sure that this is unparliamentary—I cannot see the point of what the noble Lord is saying. He is ranging so far across this debate that he is losing sight of the very simple amendment before us, and he is not...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Committee (Continued): Amendment 23 (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Hayward: ..., Lady Barker, and echo what she said about blocking amendments. I take the point made by the noble Baroness, Lady O’Loan, about time pressure, but there is what one might describe as somewhat unparliamentary or unlegislative language in the first condition. The amendment then goes on to refer to, “the proposals in each of the regulations”— in other words, you consult on each...

Transport Committee (4 Jul 2019)

Lilian Greenwood: .... Last week, Westminster City Council filled a pothole just around the corner from the Department for Transport that I had ridden into on my way home—I confess that it caused me to use some very unparliamentary language. Our witnesses told us about the serious impacts that potholes have on the lives of pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and other road users. For example, poor pavements can...

Point of Order (19 Jun 2019)

John Bercow: ...am not a delicate flower and I do not feel any concern on that front. I am simply trying to do the right thing by the House. There was originally, as colleagues of long service will know, a list of unparliamentary words, but that list was discontinued, not least on account of its potentially infinite scope. It was therefore discontinued. The word in question is not of itself...

Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (5 Jun 2019)

Albert Owen: Order. We do not refer to our colleagues by their first name in Committee and it is unparliamentary to call anybody an idiot.

Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 1 (21 May 2019)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: ...future, a determined effort to misapply Kew’s assets, maybe in response to some shift in national government policy. The second type—in my view a more likely outcome, but I hope I am not using unparliamentary language—is a cock-up: that is, an administrative failing or oversight that is not caught in time. This is the essence of my amendment. The Bill’s intention is to open up...


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