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Beer Duty — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (7 Mar 2017)

Peter Dowd: ...matter to our attention. Tomorrow’s Budget day is also International Women’s Day, so I thought it would be apt to begin my remarks by quoting the great female poet of the 20th century, Sylvia Plath: “The beer tastes good to my throat, cold and bitter”. At the other end of the spectrum, we have Frank Zappa, who said: “You can’t be a real country unless...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Studies (29 Sep 2011)

Claire Baker: ...Laughter.] Dr Alasdair Allan—my apologies—is rightly proud of his academic title, but it is less well known that I too have a doctorate. Members: Oh! Thank you. It is in English literature, more specifically Sylvia Plath. Although the field is known as English literature, I came to it through the study of American literature in my undergraduate degree and doctorate and,...

Tackling Poverty in the UK (10 Jun 2010)

Craig Whittaker: ...Ingham, who was Margaret Thatcher's press secretary and a newspaper columnist. Mytholmroyd saw the birth of Ted Hughes, the late poet laureate, who passed away in 1998. His first wife, Sylvia Plath, is buried in our hilltop gem of a village, Heptonstall. Earlier this afternoon, two colleagues mentioned John Wesley. In Heptonstall, we have the oldest Methodist chapel in continuous use not...

Business of the House: Whitsun Adjournment (21 May 2009)

Chris Bryant: ...Members. Whitsun was originally always conceived of as Pentecost—as a moment for inspiration. For most people, it then became just a holiday. I should like to end by reciting "Whitsun", a poem by Sylvia Plath: "This is not what I meant: Stucco arches, the banked rocks sunning in rows, Bald eyes or petrified eggs, Grownups coffined in stockings and jackets, Lard-pale, sipping the thin...

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