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Ukraine: Defence Relationships - Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2022)

Lord Liddle: ...went to Brussels, she tweeted about her meetings with NATO and G7 allies but somehow forgot that she had been invited to the EU Foreign Affairs Council, a very special step on the part of the EU. Contempt cannot be a guiding principle for British foreign policy. The Foreign Secretary’s notion of an international network of liberty sounds appealing, but what on earth does it mean in...

Scottish Parliament: Freedom of Information Requests (Scottish Government) (8 Jun 2022)

Willie Rennie: Does yesterday’s limited publication of the legal advice on an independence referendum not show a degree of contempt for the information commissioner? The legal advice that is of little interest to the public was released, while the legal advice that is in the public interest was kept secret. When will the Government honour its commitment to openness and publish the legal advice on whether...

Sue Gray Report (25 May 2022)

Keir Starmer: ...lays bare the rot that, under this Prime Minister, has spread in No. 10, and it provides definitive proof of how those within the building treated the sacrifices of the British people with utter contempt. When the dust settles and the anger subsides, this report will stand as a monument to the hubris and arrogance of a Government who believed it was one rule for them, and another rule for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts (25 May 2022)

James Cartlidge: ...a statement of truth confirming that the details in their claim, including the address of the defendant, are true. Anyone who deliberately provides false information to the court may be subject to contempt of court proceedings and, if contempt is proved, the penalty is a fine or imprisonment.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Debt Collection (25 May 2022)

James Cartlidge: ...of truth that they believe the facts stated in the claim form are true. This includes the names and addresses of the parties. Anyone who deliberately provides false information may be subject to contempt of court proceedings, and if contempt is proved the penalty is imprisonment or a fine. The Ministry of Justice has not undertaken an assessment of the process that claimants, including...

Georgia and the War in Ukraine (24 May 2022)

Amanda Milling: ...of the UN, OSCE and EU as conflict mediators, with NATO institutionally, and with most international partners. Russia’s support for the breakaway regions’ so-called independence demonstrates contempt for the very foundations of international relations—sovereignty, territorial integrity, and the right of nations to decide their own future, free from aggression and fear of invasion. We...

Transport (19 May 2022)

Gavin Newlands: ...of P&O Ferries. It is still shocking to recollect that the chief executive not only admitted that his company flagrantly broke the law in treating 800 loyal and hard-working staff with the contempt that was shown by him and his colleagues, but said that he would do the same again. However, it is the Government who should be acting, rather than subcontracting their role to others. Palming...

Scottish Parliament: Seafood (Support) (19 May 2022)

Karen Adam: ...the seafood industry under the bus in a trade war with the EU. Does the cabinet secretary share my view that, if that happens, it will put beyond any doubt the UK Government’s disinterest and the contempt that it has for Scotland’s seafood sector?

Achieving Economic Growth (18 May 2022)

Yasmin Qureshi: ...are refusing to help those people. Why? I am not trying to be controversial, but perhaps, fundamentally, it is because certain people in the Government do not care and hold ordinary people in contempt. Why do I say that, and where did this rot start? In 1995, the current Prime Minister penned an article in The Spectator claiming that working-class men are “likely to be drunk, criminal,...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (18 May 2022)

Lord Taverne: ...Republic of Ireland because we would all be members of the European single market. Furthermore, it would save the Good Friday agreement. However, this will need a sea change in government: no more contempt for the rule of law, domestic as well as international, and no more threats to repeal international treaties we have solemnly signed—although it seems that the Government are about to...

Tackling Short-term and Long-term Cost of Living Increases (17 May 2022)

John Cryer: ...” and “we retire early.” That is just factually incorrect. We work among the longest hours in Europe, and we very often retire later than people in other European countries. That historical contempt for British workers is behind the laissez-faire attitude to the current situation, and if it does not change quickly, we are heading for catastrophe.

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Economic Growth (16 May 2022)

Lisa Nandy: ...up are trying to level us up from the capital. At least now he knows what it is like for the rest of us—in the north, Scotland, the midlands, Wales and the south-west—to be treated with total contempt by a bunch of Ministers in Whitehall. Seriously, what hope has he got of convincing us in this country that he can level us up when he cannot even convince a single one of his colleagues...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (12 May 2022)

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws: ...a new law for victims. How do you help victims when they have to wait years for the resolution of their cases? This should come as no surprise, as this Government have shown so brazenly their contempt for law and rules, whether regulations on parliamentary conduct, national statutes or international laws. They can put in place Covid regulations carrying policing penalties one minute, and...

Fairness at Work and Power in Communities (12 May 2022)

Nia Griffith: ...and rehire scandal, which should have been a wake-up call, there is nothing in the Queen’s Speech that addresses the many issues with employment law. Not only are the Government showing utter contempt for workers in this country, but they are out of step with employers who want to do the right thing. Businesses have come to Parliament to celebrate paying the real living wage: only a...

Hong Kong Arrests Under National Security Law (12 May 2022)

Paul Maynard: ...seeks to project its power around the world in order to obtain the respect that it believes it is owed. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the arrest of Cardinal Zen does nothing but inspire the contempt of not only Catholics around the world, but all people who value freedom of religion?

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet Ministers (Bullying Investigations) (12 May 2022)

Anas Sarwar: ...ministers, cover-ups when it comes to the awarding of Government ferry contracts, and cover-ups—shamefully—when it comes to the deaths of children in hospital. Further, there is a culture of contempt for journalists and anyone who dares to ask a difficult question of the First Minister—one standard for them and another for everybody else. There is a culture in which an SNP MP can...

Scottish Parliament: Striking University Staff (12 May 2022)

Maggie Chapman: ...of what they needed to do, but they did not, and that was because of their staff. That staff were rewarded for all that work with a pay increase of 0 per cent in 2020-21 is nothing short of sheer contempt. Staff are striking against increasing casualisation. More than a third of academic university staff are on a fixed-term contract. Talk to any academic and they will tell you of the years...

Scottish Parliament: Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (12 May 2022)

Meghan Gallacher: in local government. The NASUWT teaching union has expressed serious concerns about making permanent some of the powers under the 2020 act. The union raised concerns about the Government’s contempt for scrutiny and the ability for Opposition MSPs to carry out their role of holding the Government to account. Colleges have stated that the bill’s provisions are not necessary. In its...

Preventing Crime and Delivering Justice (11 May 2022)

Joanna Cherry: surprise that the Conservatives lost so many votes and have been reduced to third place in Scotland. When I was campaigning on the doorsteps of my constituency, I heard over and over again the contempt in which this UK Government are held, not just because of the endemic law breaking, but because of the rank lack of respect for the Scottish electorate’s frequently expressed wish for a...

Scottish Parliament: Ferry Problems (11 May 2022)

Neil Bibby: ...with courtesy and respect. The transport minister has revealed to members an email that nobody else has seen. It is unacceptable that the minister is treating Parliament and members with such contempt. Where is the email? We have not been sent it. No one has seen it. The Government’s behaviour is utterly unacceptable and disrespectful to Parliament.

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