Results 141–160 of 1606 for unparliamentary

Brexit: Impact on Universities and Scientific Research - Motion to Take Note (3 Nov 2016)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: ...good one to apply to universities. As the noble Baroness, Lady Wolf, reminded us, the metrics for teaching excellence are extremely dodgy—I do not think that she used that word because it may be unparliamentary, but that is a fact. The noble Lords, Lord Kakkar, Lord Mair, Lord Hannay and Lord Broers, referred to the learned bodies—the Royal Society, the British Academy and the Royal...

Policing and Crime Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (2 Nov 2016)

Baroness Walmsley: ...take the noble Viscount, Lord Hailsham, or the noble Lords, Lord Dear and Lord Harris, along with me. I must say that I felt that in his enthusiasm in making his case, the noble Lord used somewhat unparliamentary language. In 16 years in your Lordships’ House, I have never been called silly before. The amendment was certainly not regarded as silly by the mental health patients who have...

West Sussex Schools Funding — [Mr James Gray in the Chair] (2 Nov 2016)

Peter Bottomley: I will not regard that as unparliamentary. We have heard mention of special needs, and in my constituency Palatine School and Oak Grove College do really well with their pupils. Both heads have written to me, and I have passed that on to the Department. I bring up Palatine School because its aim is that every pupil should be empowered. How can the dedicated teachers empower their pupils,...

Public Bill Committee: Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Restrictions on power to impose planning conditions (25 Oct 2016)

Gavin Barwell: ...cannot be dealt with during the process. The hon. Member for Oldham West and Royton made an interesting intervention in which he said that it is all very simple if—I will take care not to use unparliamentary language—one gets one’s ducks lined up. He said that people need to do all the work at the outset, come to the planning committee with everything sorted out, and then away they...

Grammar Schools - Motion to Take Note (13 Oct 2016)

Lord Pendry: ...of State for Education, is reputed to have said to his wife, “If it’s the last thing I do in life, I’m going to destroy every flipping”—actually he did not say “flipping”; it was an unparliamentary word that I will not repeat—“grammar school in England, Wales and Northern Ireland”. I am sure Tony would not have envisaged that his wish nearly came true with Margaret...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (11 Oct 2016)

Alex Attwood: ...McCartney be invited to correct the Hansard report? Thirdly, will you review Mr McCartney's comment during that debate, when he referred to a Member being economical with the truth? That could be unparliamentary, depending on context and circumstances. I ask you to consider those three matters and make a ruling on whether Mr McCartney's comment was unparliamentary.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (3 Oct 2016)

Robin Newton: ...the time to caution about demonstrating care even with comments made from a sedentary position. Members will know that this Assembly does not work on the basis of considering specific words to be unparliamentary, but, instead, we examine the context of the words. I have now reviewed the Official Report, and it is clear that Mr Stalford's comments and reaction were uncalled for. They were...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Staffing (21 Sep 2016)

James Dornan: Is it unparliamentary, Presiding Officer?

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward (26 May 2016)

Iain Gray: ...to criticise it. Perhaps, indeed, he should demonstrate that he intends to listen. I am from Edinburgh, where we have, or used to have, a saying that starts “All fur coat”. It then turns quite unparliamentary. However, it warns against focusing on appearance while neglecting the fundamentals. That is why Willie Rennie was right yesterday when he criticised the First Minister’s...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Lord Addington: ...and are then expected to achieve success with people who have those specific problems, you are going to fail or underachieve. I described it as “the bleedin’ obvious”. Whether that is unparliamentary language or not, I have not changed my mind. Since then, I decided to go away and do something positive about it and have spent much of the last year speaking to people about how we...

Energy and Climate Change: Offshore Wind: Scotland (12 May 2016)

Andrea Leadsom: I am unsure whether saying, “What rubbish,” is unparliamentary, but, frankly, that was absolute rubbish. There is no sense in which the UK Government treat Scotland as if we were an absentee landlord. The hon. Gentleman will be aware that 60% of the renewables obligation has gone to projects in Scotland, which has about 8% of the population. How on earth can he think that Scotland is...

Energy Bill [HL] - Commons Reason (26 Apr 2016)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: ..., so it would be appropriate for me to speak to it now, as I understand it. One of my noble friends said to me earlier, “This issue is hellishly complicated” —I am not sure whether that is an unparliamentary phrase or not—and then added, “I do not think all these three amendments make it any simpler”. I apologise if that is the case. All three amendments are very similar to...

Points of Order (25 Apr 2016)

John Bercow: ...order, in a moment. Let me first respond to the initial point of order and to the hon. Gentleman’s response to it. I am at a disadvantage for the very simple reason that if anything offensive or unparliamentary was said by the hon. Gentleman—I emphasise the word “if”—I did not hear it. If I had heard what I have subsequently been told was said—which I have no intention of...

BBC: Diversity (14 Apr 2016)

Rupa Huq: ...years, from 1958 to 1978. It had white actors and singers blacked up to imitate American minstrels of the 19th century. At best, that can be described as bad taste, and there are many other words—unparliamentary language—that we could use to describe the programme. Even in the ’70s when I was tuning in, the accusation could have been made that the BBC was not representative of the...

Scottish Parliament: Bankruptcy (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (22 Mar 2016)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: Many thanks, minister. I note your particular skill in sneaking in some unparliamentary language in an allowable way. The question on the motion will be put at decision time. I now suspend the meeting until 2 pm. 12:50 Meeting suspended. 14:00 On resuming—

Scottish Parliament: Energy Strategy (15 Mar 2016)

Tricia Marwick: The member is well aware that there was no unparliamentary language used and that any language that is used in the chamber in response to questions is entirely a matter for the member himself. I always expect all members to treat each other with courtesy and respect, and I sincerely hope that, over the next two weeks, every member in the chamber will do so.

Scottish Parliament: Forth Road Bridge Inquiry (15 Mar 2016)

David Stewart: .... That brings me to Mike MacKenzie, without whom no debate or inquiry would be the same. His comments were very amusing. He described himself as a “bridge nerd”. I am not sure whether that is unparliamentary language but, as I am using his own words, I think that I can probably get away with it. He said that the bridge “is a form of art”, which was an insightful comment. Cara...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Employment Bill: Further Consideration Stage (22 Feb 2016)

Robin Swann: ...structure or anything. So, the Member is arguing against himself. The Member has petitioned against the amendments. I was going to say that he has been conned, but I am not allowed to use that unparliamentary language so I will not. He still has the option tomorrow to vote in favour of the amendments. Even though the petition of concern is still in place, they can do the right thing,...

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (11 Feb 2016)

Tricia Marwick: ...about heckling the First Minister or anyone else who is speaking. A remark came across the chamber. I did not quite hear it but, from the reaction in the chamber, a word was used that is clearly unparliamentary. I will review the Official Report. If the member who used that word wishes to admit it and withdraw it now, that would be helpful. If not, I will take action this afternoon....

Scottish Parliament: Point of Order (11 Feb 2016)

Neil Findlay: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. At First Minister’s question time today, I made a comment that I now understand to be unparliamentary. If that is the case, I withdraw the term attributed to me. However, at the same question time, the First Minister described Labour’s support for a modest tax increase on those earning more than £20,000— Members: Just apologise.


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