Results 61–80 of 9430 for contempt

Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Jun 2022)

Liz Saville-Roberts: When the Deputy Prime Minister announced his Bill of Rights last week, he said that it would strengthen our UK “tradition of freedom” Freedom? That is shameless from a Government whose contempt for the rule of law and devolution can be judged in equal measure. They are scrapping Welsh law against our will and denying Scotland the right to choose its own future. That is not freedom. Will...

Derby County Football Club (28 Jun 2022)

Margaret Beckett: .... I do not need any lectures about that, but I would almost say that those who have sought on a cross-party basis to work with and support the club and its fans have on occasion been treated with contempt by a variety of people taking part in these discussions. That has been quite alarming, and I have every sympathy with those affected. The fans’ organisation has been very powerful and...

Business of the House (28 Jun 2022)

Lord Cormack: My Lords, the noble Lord has made a very reasonable request in the circumstances. This is yet another example—and I have raised many in the past—of the Government treating Parliament with contempt. It is something up with which we should not put. It is just not acceptable for the Government to behave like this, as if we, the Parliament of the United Kingdom, are a creature of the...

Scottish Parliament: Business Motion (28 Jun 2022)

George Adam: ...about the substantive legal issues regarding the proposals. Members know that the sub judice—that is easy for me to say—rule is recognised by rule 7.5 of standing orders by reference to the Contempt of Court Act 1981. That rule properly prohibits parliamentary debate of matters that are currently before the courts. Its purpose is to help to maintain the boundaries of the relationship...

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill (27 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: ...solve a problem; it is seeking to fuel grievance and shirk responsibility. It is not diplomacy or statecraft; it is a piece of reputation-trashing vandalism, and this House should treat it with the contempt that it deserves.

Standards of Behaviour and Honesty in Political Life - Motion to Take Note (23 Jun 2022)

Baroness Meacher: ...little difficult to believe, but the middle way certainly sounds sensible. The Foreign Secretary’s rush to make it clear that she would be taking unilateral action is just another example of the contempt for the maintenance of standards in public life. We have had a drop in standards at both the domestic and international level, and the people responsible for standards are acutely...

EU Retained Law (22 Jun 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: not about opening wounds. It is the Labour party that always wanted to oppose what the people had voted for. It thought its voters did not know what they were doing. It treats its electors with contempt and the results were reaped in December 2019. This is about getting the advantages from Brexit. This is about the agenda set out in the 2019 manifesto, but also in 2016 at the time of...

Scottish Parliament: Social Care Charges (22 Jun 2022)

Craig Hoy: ...service would be safe in his hands? Members should make no mistake—this is Police Scotland mark 2, and Humza Yousaf is at the wheel. In the past 24 hours, the Government has also revealed its contempt for the Parliament. Given the scale and scope of the proposed legislation, we might have expected a statement in Parliament yesterday but, as always, the SNP was running scared of scrutiny,...

Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (21 Jun 2022)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: .... Without democratic legitimacy, and with a failure to ensure reasonable accountability and scrutiny for decisions which will result in significant financial commitments, this will breed even more contempt and mistrust in our institutions. There is so much to regret in these regulations, and, like my noble friend Lady O’Loan, I cannot support them. I will vote with her if she decides to...

Scottish Parliament: Gene-edited Crops (21 Jun 2022)

Jim Fairlie: before the bill was introduced at Westminster. Requests for sight of a draft of the bill were ignored until the afternoon before it was introduced. That is disrespect, verging on thinly veiled contempt, from a Tory Government that is encroaching on the devolved competences that are within the remit of this Parliament. Does the minister share my view that, if the Tories in London want...

Scottish Parliament: World Refugee Day (21 Jun 2022)

Pam Duncan-Glancy: .... However, we should not stop there. We cannot forget those from elsewhere who need our help, our empathy and our welcome. People from other countries have sought refuge, but have been treated with contempt—as Maggie Chapman put it earlier, there is a “refugee punishment regime”. The differing approach of the UK Government in its treatment of people fleeing Ukraine and people fleeing...

High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill (20 Jun 2022)

Chris Matheson: ...State refused to see the acting chairwoman of Transport for the North, Councillor Louise Gittins, when she was in post? He declined to have a meeting with her; surely that shows this Government’s contempt for transport in the north.

Public Bill Committee: Public Order Bill: Clause 13 - Serious disruption prevention order made otherwise than on conviction 13 (16 Jun 2022)

Sarah Jones: ...the person in question must have done two of the following during different protests, or during the same protest but on different days: been convicted of a protest-related offence; been found in contempt of court for a protest-related breach of an injunction; “carried out activities related to a protest that resulted in, or were likely to result in, serious disruption to two or more...

Public Bill Committee: Public Order Bill: Clause 12 - Serious disruption prevention order made on conviction (16 Jun 2022)

Kit Malthouse: ...both. An SDPO can be made if the court is satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that the person has, on two or more occasions, been convicted of a protest-related offence; has been found in contempt of court for a protest-related breach of an injunction; has caused or contributed to a protest-related criminal offence or breach of an injunction; or has carried out, or caused or...

Scottish Parliament: Audit Scotland Report (Covid Spending) (16 Jun 2022)

Anas Sarwar: ...good for Scotland. This is not the first time that Audit Scotland has highlighted the Government’s incompetence. As is typical with the Scottish National Party Government, there is a culture of contempt for anyone who dares to ask a difficult question or to expose an inconvenient truth. Even when it is one of the SNP’s own members, the party closes ranks and gives them a slap on the...

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (Legal Advice) (16 Jun 2022)

Alex Cole-Hamilton: year. Does the cabinet secretary not realise that, by withholding the legal advice on that central legality, he is holding not only the Scottish Information Commissioner but this Parliament in contempt?

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill (15 Jun 2022)

Deidre Brock: ...UK-wide approach can, of course, sometimes be desirable, but this invite creates an illusion of collaboration and choice when in fact DEFRA is acting unilaterally once again. Frankly, it smacks of contempt for our democratically elected Government. If the Scottish Parliament refused to allow gene-edited crops to be planted in Scotland, we would still be prevented from stopping GMO products...

Rail Strikes (15 Jun 2022)

Suzanne Webb: ...about the unions’ motives for having this strike now. They appear to thrive on the disruption the strikes will cause. It is as though they wish to destabilise the country for their own gain. The contempt they hold for the public concerns me greatly.

Fire and Rehire Tactics — [Esther McVey in the Chair] (15 Jun 2022)

Paul Scully: .... As I was saying, the chief executive of P&O Ferries admitted to breaking employment law. He demonstrated—not only in his actions on that weekend, but in the Select Committee hearing—absolute contempt for workers who had given years of service to his company. That was not just a case of fire and rehire, which is the subject of the debate; in the main, it was just fire, because the...

Council of Europe — [Dame Maria Miller in the Chair] (15 Jun 2022)

Paul Howell: ...Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine, it seems highly unlikely that the change will in reality make any difference to the actions of the Russian Government, as they appear to demonstrate contempt for other laws. Since expelling Russia, PACE members have unanimously supported a resolution calling for an ad hoc international criminal tribunal to investigate and prosecute suspected...

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