Results 81–100 of 1606 for unparliamentary

Holiday Hunger Schemes (6 Nov 2018)

Barry Sheerman: That is unparliamentary language!

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Tracy Brabin: ...mentioning the significant announcement just this afternoon that Channel Four Television has made the brilliant decision to move to the wonderful city of Leeds. I hope that this language is not too unparliamentary, but I am as chuffed as nuts about the news. I have supported this bid all the way through, and I pay tribute to the staff and the leadership that have made it a success. The bid...

Scottish Parliament: Motion of Condolence (2 Oct 2018)

Ruth Davidson: ...job on. Faced with an unprecedented minority Government, his courtesy, wise judgment and steeliness were to stand him in good stead, whether in reprimanding the then Labour MSP George Foulkes for unparliamentary behaviour—there are always small pleasures in politics—or in dealing with SNP ministers to ensure that the business of government kept going. Alex Fergusson was a fine...

Ceramics (Country of Origin Marking): Civil Liability Bill [Lords] (4 Sep 2018)

Jo Stevens: ...are not RTAs could lead to a reduction in the number of claims proceeding to court.” I am tempted to use the phrase involving Sherlock defecating at this point, but I suspect that that would be unparliamentary language, Mr Deputy Speaker, so I will go back to quoting the impact assessment: “It has not been possible to estimate the impact of the reform because the proportion of...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty: Pairing (23 Jul 2018)

Clive Efford: ...rare occurrence where a pair is broken happened by accident, but it just so happened that it was on a vote that the Government feared they might lose. Outside the House, that might be described in unparliamentary terms. MPs from the Conservative side have been reported in the press saying that they were rung by the Chief Whip and told to break their pair and refused to do so. Is the...

Esa Underpayments: Business of the House (19 Jul 2018)

John Bercow: ...what the Leader of the House has said by way of her account. I know that she will not, however, cavil, or argue with me, when I say that I am the arbiter of what is parliamentary language, and no unparliamentary language has been used; I am clear about that and the Clerk is very clear about that. The hon. Member for Ilford North (Wes Streeting) has obviously irritated the right hon. Lady,...

Backbench Business: Banking Sector Failures — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (12 Jul 2018)

Stephen Kerr: There can be no doubt about the nature of GRG’s operations. To say anything other would be a deceit about the part played by GRG. I apologise for having to use such unparliamentary language to describe the operations of a business, but that is the case too often in the examples that so many Members have had brought to us. There was no failure in John’s business or model—they were a...

Backbench Business - Improving Air Qualitybackbench Business (28 Jun 2018)

Rupa Huq: ...of Heathrow airport? Willie Walsh, from the parent company of British Airways, said the decision is outrageous—he actually called it BS, but I will not repeat that word here because it is unparliamentary. He said that the cost does not stack up.

Leaving the Eu: Airbus Risk Assessment (25 Jun 2018)

Chi Onwurah: ...by their own Government. The Secretary of State may say that he is listening, but the Health Secretary calls Airbus “completely inappropriate”, the Trade Secretary blames the EU and it would be unparliamentary to fully quote the Foreign Secretary, wherever he is. Businesses are told to shut up when they call for clarity, Labour MPs are accused of scaremongering and Conservative MPs are...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Chris Matheson: ...and treacherous business of taking forward legislation. He is right that legislation should be difficult and should be tested, but if there is any treachery, dare I say it?—I hope I am not being unparliamentary—it might lie on the Government’s side of the House, with Ministers not respecting the will of the House on Second Reading. The hon. Member for Glasgow East (David Linden)...

Scottish Parliament: Highlands and Islands Airports (Car Parking Charges) (10 May 2018)

Tavish Scott: ...pay for parking will be next. When I was transport minister, HIAL asked me to approve car parking charges in the islands. I said no—actually, I said a bit more than no, but I will not use unparliamentary language. All my successors have said no as well, and I thank them for that. I have given our current minister a real alternative to hitting islanders with this new tax. I suggest that...

Exiting the European Union: Negotiations (3 May 2018)

David Davis: ...11 different positions on this so far and whose own—[Interruption.] I am speaking through the Speaker, thank you very much. And a party whose own policy has been roundly criticised in singularly unparliamentary language by its own shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, the hon. Member for Brent North (Barry Gardiner).

Business of the House (26 Apr 2018)

Valerie Vaz: ...” as “completely cretinous”, “impractical, bureaucratic”, and “a betrayal of common sense”. Had he said that here, Mr Speaker, you would have been on your feet telling that it was unparliamentary language. Will the Leader of the House urge the Prime Minister to visit the border, and has she had a chance to work out when the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will come here from...

Leaving the Eu: Fisheries Management (20 Mar 2018)

Michael Gove: ...United Kingdom, a brighter future by leaving the CFP are the Conservative party and this Government. I think that the 90 seconds of concentrated—I do not know what the word is, but it is probably unparliamentary, Mr Speaker—cant that we have just heard from the hon. Gentleman will be met with the derision it deserves.

Building Safety Update - Statement (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Porter of Spalding: ...Holland District Council. I will contain my remarks purely to the issue of the doors today. If I spread into the wider Grenfell issues and my opinion of the expert panel, I will probably stray into unparliamentary language. The manufacturer claimed it had the ability to produce 50,000 units a year, that the doors complied with Part M of the building regulations and that they had been...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (7th Day) (14 Mar 2018)

Lord Patten of Barnes: ...to the whole process of Brexit, which was more or less said the other day by the Secretary of State, David Davis —who had said that there would be a meaningful vote. I hope that it is not unparliamentary for me to make this comparison, but the Secretary of State increasingly reminds me of a character in a PG Woodhouse novel, of whom it is said, “He’s like one of those people in a...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (12 Mar 2018)

Baroness Young of Old Scone: ...faithfuls but some of whom are rather new and probably not as well acquainted with the policy area as we would like. So there is a risk of two things: one is cock-up, if noble Lords will pardon the unparliamentary language—things just going wrong because of the sheer volume and pace; and the other is conspiracy. A large number of the Defra SIs will be roll-ups of a whole variety of...

Public Bill Committee: Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords] (27 Feb 2018)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: ...First of all, normally, the announcement from the Chair is that gentlemen may remove their jackets if they wish. The announcement today is that anybody can wear their coats if they wish. It may be unparliamentary but I have just done two and a half hours in another Committee room and it was freezing, so I am comfortable if people want to cover themselves in layers of clothing. Indeed, I...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Review (21 Feb 2018)

Chris Philp: ...proposed some constructive ideas, I am sure that the Financial Secretary would have listened carefully. I am very disappointed that after all the noise and, I dare say, bluster—I hope that is not unparliamentary—that we heard in the shadow Chief Secretary’s speech, we did not hear any concrete ideas. We cry out for and are open to new ideas, yet we did not hear any in what was...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (31 Jan 2018)

Baroness Crawley: ...Baroness, Lady Altmann, who has always been a steadfast pro-European. I refer noble Lords to my entry in the register of interests as a former MEP. So, Brexit—how do we think it is going? No unparliamentary language, please, from my noble friend Lord Foulkes of Cumnock in answering that question. According to the Government’s own economic impact report this week, we have to hold up our...


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