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Carillion and Public Sector Outsourcing (24 Jan 2018)

Jon Trickett: ...location as a way of avoiding tax. Another of the firms is part of a group that has reportedly abused and exploited migrant workers in Qatar. My reaction to all that—I do not know whether it is unparliamentary—is to use three letters: WTF! What were the Government doing producing a list of that kind? The truth is that, as it is now with this list, so it ever was with this Government....

RBS Global Restructuring Group and Smes (18 Jan 2018)

Jim Shannon: ...wait till you hear this one—£535,000 in interest, including another £62,000 because it moved to another bank. That bank has really screwed them, if I can use that word. I do not know if it is unparliamentary language and I apologise if it is, but that is how I feel. The Democratic Unionist party is watching how the FOS process handles this mis-selling case. There are lots of other...

Social Media: News - Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2018)

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington: ...the Ealing Central and Acton Conservative candidate was met daily outside her home by a large group of Momentum and Labour activists yelling at her, and I quote—and please, my Lords, forgive the unparliamentary language and block your ears if you are sensitive or easily offended—“Fucking Tory cunt”. This young woman has a young child. How can this be acceptable? How does this not...

NHS Winter Crisis: Rail Franchising (10 Jan 2018)

Chris Grayling: ...for the warm words from the hon. Member for Middlesbrough. Apart from that, we have just heard about 45 minutes of complete nonsense from the Opposition. I suspect that you would say it would be unparliamentary of me to call them hypocritical, Madam Deputy Speaker, so I will not do so, but I have no doubt that others in the know will be astonished by the gall with which they simply forget...

Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jan 2018)

Theresa May: ...the shadow Education Secretary was undergoing medical treatment, so I apologise unreservedly for that comment. However, I have to say that she described the economic policies of the Labour party in unparliamentary terms, which included the word “bust”, saying that the Labour party’s economic policy was “high-risk”. That means high risk for taxpayers, high risk for jobs and high...

Christmas Adjournment (21 Dec 2017)

Rupa Huq: ...and I like the idea of high-speed rail, connectivity and all those things—a bunch of small businesses in the Park Royal industrial estate feel that they have been shafted. Sorry, that is perhaps unparliamentary language; these businesses have been ill treated by HS2—at this time of year—and they wanted me to raise their plight. I am doing that in this forum because, talking of good...

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Dec 2017)

John Bercow: The word is certainly not unparliamentary. It could be said to constitute a form of advertising, but it is not disorderly.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Homelessness and Rough Sleeping (4 Dec 2017)

John Bercow: The hon. Member for Bolsover is right to say that if somebody who uses an unparliamentary word refuses to withdraw it, that Member has only one place to go—and that is out. That applies across the piece, but to be fair, the right hon. Gentleman did withdraw the word, so the crisis has been averted. [Interruption.] Order. Anyway, it is on the record and I hope the hon. Gentleman is now...

Scottish Parliament: Alcohol and Drugs Strategies (28 Nov 2017)

Clare Haughey: That was unparliamentary language.

Public Bill Committee: Smart Meters Bill: Smart meters: extension of time for exercise of powers (23 Nov 2017)

Richard Harrington: ...not about the targets. Richard Milhous Nixon, whose biography I have just been reading, said, “If you’ve got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.” I do not know if that is unparliamentary; if it is, I apologise. We could easily say, “That’s it; we will leave those powers, because then they will do it”, but that is not what is happening. I am not a fan of...

Representation of the People (Young People’S Enfranchisement and Education) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Bernard Jenkin: I am reminded of Disraeli’s dictum that there are statistics and statistics—I put it that way to avoid being unparliamentary. The point I am obviously making is that the overall turnout would be diluted by the lower turnout that would tend to be delivered by younger voters.

Scottish Parliament: Homophobia in Sport (19 Sep 2017)

Kezia Dugdale: ...to people shout and swear at my dad. I wanted to share some stories of that, but the Presiding Officer has advised me that each and every one of the things that were shouted at my dad constitutes unparliamentary language. However, one word that we regularly heard at those football matches was “poof”. It would be shouted from the stands down on to the pitch every time a player dodged a...

Schools: National Funding Formula: General Election Campaign: Abuse and Intimidation (14 Sep 2017)

Patrick Grady: ...the Minister will address it when he sums up the debate. I want to stress what Tasmina had to go through. She was subjected to language that I will not repeat in the Chamber because it would be unparliamentary, although it is not unparliamentary when it comes from the President of the United States; let us put it like that. It is simply unacceptable. Tasmina and others in this House have...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Economy Support (Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch) (13 Sep 2017)

Fergus Ewing: ...report back to the Parliament. Were that to be the case, I would have to find £13 million from my portfolio to make up the payment. I would certainly want to do my damnedest—if that is not an unparliamentary term, Presiding Officer—to do just that.

Scottish Parliament: Housing (13 Sep 2017)

Joan McAlpine: ...that legislation: Ruth Davidson voted against it, and I do not hear the Conservatives making very much noise now. You should bloody hang your heads in shame. Excuse me, Presiding Officer. That was unparliamentary language.

Scottish Parliament: Serve Scotland (12 Sep 2017)

Murdo Fraser: ...are dwindling—at least, that is what recent censuses and surveys have told us. However, perhaps what we are learning from the debate is that, as Finlay Carson said, bums on pews—if that is not unparliamentary language, Presiding Officer—on a Sunday morning might be less important than the holistic work that churches do, particularly in the wider community, in reaching out with the...

Points of Order (6 Jul 2017)

John Bercow: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for her point of order. I did not hear anything said that was in any way unparliamentary, and if I did not hear anything unparliamentary, I cannot be expected to adjudicate on it. The Chair, above all, has two key responsibilities in this regard, and there can be a creative tension between them, if truth be told. One is to uphold the absolutely critical...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Price Cap (27 Jun 2017)

Greg Clark: I welcome the hon. Lady back. It is very good to see her back in her place. I did not hear her name chanted at Glastonbury and it is probably unparliamentary to do it here, but I warmly welcome her back. I have been very clear and the Queen’s Speech is very clear. It said, in terms: “My government will ensure fairer markets for consumers, this will include bringing forward measures to...

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Anna Soubry: ...immigration, they now have to say what they mean, and they should stop being cowards about it: if they think they want the benefits of the customs union, they should have the—I nearly said a very unparliamentary word—courage to stand up and say that. They should make the case, and make the argument, just as we now need to make the case and make the argument about the benefits of...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

John Bercow: Order. I apologise to the hon. Gentleman for having to interrupt him, but Members should not chunter from a sedentary position, which is unparliamentary. [Interruption.] Order. Mr Jayawardena, calm yourself and try to restore your equilibrium. If you are calmer, it will be of benefit to you, probably to Hampshire and certainly to the House. There is quite a lot of eccentric gesticulation with...


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