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European Council (25 Mar 2019)

John Bercow: ...this afternoon, including the behaviour of the right hon. Members for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson) and for Rayleigh and Wickford (Mr Francois) in repeatedly using the word “you”, which is unparliamentary. I am looking to a custodian of our fine traditions of parliamentary courtesy, and I need look no further than Victoria Prentis.

European Council: Article 50 Extension (22 Mar 2019)

Matt Rodda: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I believe that the Minister may have used unparliamentary language in what he has just said. Can you guide me and offer me some advice on this matter?

Business of the House (21 Mar 2019)

Valerie Vaz: ...cuts to our police services. My colleagues have asked for urgent questions on issues that affect our country. It is not us in Parliament who are contemplating our navels—I have never heard such unparliamentary language about hard-working colleagues from all sides of the House. We sit on Select Committees and Delegated Legislation Committees—that is what we do. Let us remind ourselves:...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (21 Mar 2019)

Andy McDonald: ...and there were 300 words devoted to the subject. The Secretary of State then added that yesterday Labour announced hiking the cost of going on holiday. Mr Speaker, I do not want to stray into using unparliamentary language, but that is not true. I seek your guidance as to what we can do to ensure that Ministers come to the Dispatch Box to correct the record.

Business of the House (Today): European Union (Withdrawal) Act (12 Mar 2019)

John Bercow: ...the right hon. Gentleman to resume his seat. The Prime Minister is perfectly capable of defending herself, but I must say that there has not been anything remotely unseemly or untoward, still less unparliamentary, about the Prime Minister’s behaviour, today or indeed on any other day. She is sitting, listening, with a smile on her face, which seems a perfectly reasonable thing to do....

EU Exit Preparations: Ferry Contracts (5 Mar 2019)

Peter Grant: ...not, within the terms of parliamentary order, say that he has not been telling the truth, it is fair to say that he has not been telling the whole truth. Although not telling the whole truth is not unparliamentary, it can sometimes have the same effect as telling a complete untruth. Although the explanation that the contract is about securing emergency medical supplies has apparently been...

Relationships and Sex Education (25 Feb 2019)

Damian Hinds: I can only agree with the hon. Gentleman. I do not know if that is unparliamentary language or not, Mr Speaker, but I think we will let it go on this occasion.

EU Withdrawal - Motion to Take Note (13 Feb 2019)

Baroness Ludford: ...mentioned this, among many other things, in her excellent speech. Mrs May said yesterday in the Commons that she had wanted everything “sorted before Christmas”. A riposte to that used somewhat unparliamentary language, perhaps understandably, since this was a blatant piece of economy with the truth. The Prime Minister herself kicked the can down the road, axing the meaningful vote...

EU Trade Agreements: Replication (13 Feb 2019)

Liam Fox: It would be unparliamentary of me to use the same term as the shadow Secretary of State for some of Labour’s tests that have led it to its policy today. It is nonsensical to say that we can be both in a customs union with the European Union as a third country and still have an effect on trade. Those tests would increase the chances of the UK remaining permanently as a rule taker, which...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Preparations) (6 Feb 2019)

Michael Russell: I would not use the word “loopy”, as that is unparliamentary, but it is not a bad word. The reality is that Adam Tomkins has confused two things—perhaps deliberately or perhaps because he simply does not know—so let me tell him what has happened. Nicola Sturgeon has sat down with the Prime Minister to talk about the issues surrounding Brexit and about how they might move forward. On...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill: Stage 1 (31 Jan 2019)

Tom Arthur: What he said was a blatant untruth. He will not be able to produce any evidence for it, because there is no evidence. If the word “lie” is felt to be unparliamentary, I am sure that my meaning, nonetheless, is clear.

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

George Howarth: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Is the term “pillock” considered unparliamentary?

Deaths of Homeless People: Business of the House (20 Dec 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: I would not dream of calling the hon. Gentleman a bit of a Grinch, because that might be unparliamentary language, Mr Speaker. First, I wish to join him in paying tribute, in memoriam, to those who suffered from that appalling, horrific incident in Lockerbie 30 years ago. Many will never get over it and our hearts go out to them at this time. The hon. Gentleman and I worked very hard on the...

Institute for Statecraft: Integrity Initiative (12 Dec 2018)

John Bercow: ...from either side. I know that the right hon. Minister of State is very well able to look after himself. The word rubbish is sadly used relatively frequently in the House, and it is certainly not unparliamentary. It is a matter of taste rather than of order. I am glad to see the right hon. Minister of State breaking out into a smile. It would be more seemly if colleagues would conduct these...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (5 Dec 2018)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: Mr Arthur, I was a wee bit uncomfortable with a couple of the terms that you used at the beginning of your speech. They were colourful, but they verged on being unparliamentary. That is just a little note of caution to all members, who should ensure that they speak to others with respect.

Bombardier (22 Nov 2018)

Richard Harrington: Mr Speaker, I think you will soon consider declaring “thrusting” comments completely out of order and unparliamentary language. As you might imagine, the sentiments of what my right hon. Friend says are absolutely right. We are in continual touch with Bombardier. I am proud of the factory; I am proud of the workers there; and I am proud of the Government’s role.

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economic Future and Economic Data (22 Nov 2018)

Gordon Lindhurst: Pardon my unparliamentary language, Deputy Presiding Officer, but I shall be talking statistics. It was Mark Twain who coined the phrase: “I have known many terrible things in my life, nine tenths of them never happened.” At least, that was in the version that I once read. He is also said to have said: “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.” The committee’s biggest...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (21 Nov 2018)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: I will not ask whether that was an unparliamentary phrase. I am sure that I will find out at some point. We move to the closing speeches. I call Mark Ruskell to close for the Greens. You have three minutes.

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Basic rate limit and personal allowance (19 Nov 2018)

Peter Dowd: The actual author of that article called the Prime Minister a word that would be unparliamentary if that is what he said. He called her that particular word. If the author is calling the Prime Minister a particular word, should the hon. Lady not accept the fact that the author did not say that?

Hinkley Point — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (14 Nov 2018)

Richard Harrington: I shall have to check Hansard. I appreciate your leniency, Mr Hollobone—I am sure Mr Speaker might have thought that was unparliamentary language, but it was not intended to be so. The serious point I am making is that in all my dealings with EDF, and in all my visits down there and visits to suppliers, I am always keen to stress the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Wells about...

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