Results 21–40 of 9430 for contempt

Business of the House (27 Oct 2022)

Penny Mordaunt: ...course, the Leader of the Opposition tried to end that for Labour. He had to abandon his attempt to return to an electoral college amid accusations of gerrymandering and holding the membership in contempt. Of course, the Labour party has form on this, as it blocked an election when Parliament needed one and its leader campaigned to overturn the result of the European Union referendum, so...

Seafarers’ Wages Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 5 (26 Oct 2022)

Lord Woodley: ..., this amendment is needed to put the seafarers’ charter in the Bill. There is no doubt about that. Voluntary agreements do not work with employers such as P&O which have shown complete and utter contempt for the law and have avoided working with trade unions fighting to preserve local jobs that really keep the economy going. As a good example, the agency crew on P&O ferries are denied...

Scottish Parliament: Armed Forces and Veterans’ Families (Support) (26 Oct 2022)

Graeme Dey: It is not just the fact that nearly 3,000 serving personnel have to turn to universal credit to get by that betrays the Tories’ contempt for our armed forces but the standard of accommodation that is provided to them. RM Condor in my constituency has long been the subject of commentary on the quality of accommodation that is available to the Royal Marines there. Contrary to recent media...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment to the Amendment to the Motion (25 Oct 2022)

Lord Clarke of Nottingham: ...repeating the many views that have already been given, all of which I agree with. They have been put very eloquently and clearly. This is a quite despicable piece of legislation that shows total contempt for the rule of law. It is plainly in breach of our international obligations. It shows total contempt for parliamentary democracy by giving powers to the Government to legislate without...

Crisis in Iran (25 Oct 2022)

Anna Firth: ...the Iranian regime on human rights, we should also condemn its place on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women? There can be no excuse for a regime that treats women with such contempt to sit on a commission that should be working to promote global gender equality and empowerment of women wherever they live.

Human Rights Legislation Reform — [Yvonne Fovargue in the Chair] (24 Oct 2022)

Steven Bonnar: ...respect the rule of law. Their changes will mean that future UK Governments, of all political leanings, will be beyond the reach of public accountability. Where is the democracy in that? The utter contempt of the UK Tory Government for the upholding of human rights has been blatant; we see it in their attempts to send refugees, some of the most vulnerable people in our society, to Rwanda....

Cost of Living: Public Well-being - Motion to Take Note (20 Oct 2022)

Lord Howarth of Newport: ...tenants’ security—has been chilling. To people on the margin, an assault on their living standards will make them sick with anxiety. It will also make them bitter about inequality and the contempt they discern on the part of those who are comfortable and those who govern them. Inflation dissolves the ties that should hold our society together. It robs people of the real value of their...

Departure of the Previous Home Secretary - Commons Urgent Question (20 Oct 2022)

Lord Paddick: ...the Conservative Party continue when even members of the Cabinet are fighting each other? Now that two Prime Ministers have resigned, how can this Government continue to treat the electorate with contempt by refusing to call a general election? When will Conservative MPs do their patriotic duty, put country before party and trigger a general election?

Business of the House (20 Oct 2022)

Deidre Brock: ...Strategy knows only too well, in the 18th century, insulting or menacing Members, or trying by force to influence them in their conduct in Parliament, was “roundly condemned” and considered a contempt. The time is clearly ripe for refresher courses. The temptation is always to have a bit of fun with these weekly jousts over the political soap opera, but there is little room for...

Economic Responsibility and a Plan for Growth (19 Oct 2022)

Pat McFadden: .... We have now had two fiscal events with no report from the OBR. This was not just about what was done, but about how it was done. The whole country is paying a price for the Conservative party’s contempt for the institutions that safeguard our economic credibility. And where does it all leave the Prime Minister? The mini-Budget was not a surprise to her; it was not imposed on her; she...

Scottish Devolution Settlement: Retained EU Law — [Mrs Sheryll Murray in the Chair] (19 Oct 2022)

Patrick Grady: ...headlong into the hardest of Brexits that nobody could have had evidence to vote for and did not represent what had been proposed by several of the Leave campaigns; all of that demonstrated a contempt for devolution and any notion of a respect agenda. Now, having invented the concept of retained EU law, the UK Government want to abolish it. They want to introduce a concept of assimilated...

Public Bill Committee: National Security Bill: New Schedule 3 - Account monitoring orders (18 Oct 2022)

...a person in response to an account monitoring order may not be used in evidence against them in criminal proceedings. (2) But sub-paragraph (1) does not apply— (a) in the case of proceedings for contempt of court; (b) on a prosecution for an offence where, in giving evidence, the person makes a statement inconsistent with the statement mentioned in sub-paragraph (1). (3) A statement may...

Lawfare and Investigative Journalism (17 Oct 2022)

David Davis: ...wrong—the oligarchs know that the organisations are right—but rather to financially and psychologically exhaust them into retraction. What Nazarbayev wants is to import into the UK the contempt for free speech shown in Kazakhstan during his three-decade rule. As the hon. Member for City of Chester (Christian Matheson) pointed out in his intervention, Nazarbayev is bringing to Britain...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (11 Oct 2022)

Baroness Wheatcroft: ...clearly state that the UK’s word is no longer its bond, then what does it mean for the value of our bonds, which are already being trashed? There is so much to detest about the Bill, not just its contempt for international law. This afternoon, we have heard from so many Members about why it is at risk of breaching international law and is about to breach so many of the rights of...

Baha’i Community in Iran (11 Oct 2022)

Alistair Carmichael: ...Khavaran mass grave, a site related to the 1988 prison massacres. This ban was eventually lifted after mass public outcry, but the fact that it was ever even imposed shows the Iranian regime’s contempt for the Baha’is within its own borders. The explicit policy to take away the social and economic rights of the Baha’is is driven by a memorandum from the Supreme Revolutionary Cultural...

Energy Costs in Wales — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (11 Oct 2022)

Beth Winter: No, I will not give way. The Chancellor has not yet responded to Welsh Finance Minister Rebecca Evans’s recent letter asking for a meeting. That shows that Wales is being treated with contempt. Labour at Westminster is clear that, unlike the Tories, we would not have allowed the energy price cap to rise at all this autumn. Labour has proposed a fully costed and funded package of Government...

Scottish Parliament: Rural Visa Pilot (5 Oct 2022)

Natalie Don: ...inflationary pressures that have been exacerbated by Brexit, which the Tories forced on Scotland. Does the minister share my view that, unless the UK Government considers Scotland to be beneath its contempt, the very least that it can do is urgently agree to proposals for a rural visa pilot?

Scottish Parliament: Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (4 Oct 2022)

Stephen Kerr: Whatever the intentions of the bill, it is very hard to escape the conclusion that this is SNP-Green grandstanding. The SNP-Green coalition Government is treating the Parliament with contempt for the sake of a headline. The bill will create homelessness, it is reckless, and it is certainly not an example of evidence-led policy. Any truncation of the legislative process is bound to mean that...

Ukraine (22 Sep 2022)

Stewart McDonald: ...everything that we have cherished since 1945. I do not think that that is the kind of thing that can be negotiated away lightly. The Putin whisperers must be ignored. They must feel the complete contempt of those of us who want to see Ukraine win. The war could stop tomorrow if Russia stopped fighting, but if Ukraine stops fighting, the country will cease to exist. A Russian victory would...

Seven Principles of Public Life — [Derek Twigg in the Chair] (7 Sep 2022)

Kim Leadbeater: ...In my view, that starts with respecting the seven principles of public life, set out so well by Lord Nolan. We should set an example in this place by airing our disagreements without treating with contempt those with whom we disagree. Those principles—selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership—should be uncontroversial. The fact that some in...


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