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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: ...as 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: ...no 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.

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (3 May 2022)

Douglas Lumsden: ...changes to the legislation. However, the way in which the devolved SNP Government is going about its business is a disgrace. Suspending standing orders to rush the debate through shows complete contempt for the Parliament. The standing orders are in place to ensure good governance and to allow us to follow a proper process. Maybe the minister will take the opportunity, when summing up, to...

Scottish Parliament: Point of Order (28 Apr 2022)

Stephen Kerr: ...times the Scottish Government has bypassed your request that significant announcements be made in the chamber in the first instance. What I do know is that it is ignoring your instruction, which is contempt. What action can you now take to ensure that ministers respect the Parliament?

Scottish Parliament: Global Intergenerational Week 2022 (28 Apr 2022)

Maggie Chapman: ...debate, are distracted and procrastinate. The righteous and accurate anger of Greta Thunberg, Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti and Carlos Manuel is—if it is noticed at all—met with condescension and contempt or with useless sentimentality. Those two ways of responding to the voices of the young are, in reality, mirror images of each other. We either ignore what they are telling us, dismissing...

Nationality and Borders Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (27 Apr 2022)

Lord Kerr of Kinlochard: ...Lord, Lord Coaker, touched on yesterday. I put it tentatively because I have never served in the other place, but he has, with some distinction. It seems to me that this House is being treated with contempt. Of course, the elected Chamber must have the last word, but its view must surely be informed by an understanding of the considerations that led the revising Chamber to propose the...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund (27 Apr 2022)

Maggie Chapman: ...afternoon about how the UK Government’s approach represents an attack on devolution. Organising funding allocations around Westminster constituencies indicates a level of either ignorance of or contempt for local and Scottish Government organising structures, never mind the lack of specifics around community participation or the requirement for Westminster constituency MPs to support...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (27 Apr 2022)

Brian Whittle: ...our constituents to the Government in the hope of getting answers for them but, quite frankly, these sessions are becoming absolutely farcical and the Government is treating the Parliament with contempt. I seek your advice, Presiding Officer, on how we can bring the questions in the chamber back to what they were designed for.

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill (Carry-over) (25 Apr 2022)

Michelle Donelan: ...again, the Opposition find themselves entirely out of step with the British people on a matter of fundamental importance. Their unwillingness to acknowledge that this is an issue has shown their contempt for the views of ordinary people, and their unwillingness to support a democratic legislative solution without an alternative plan —something that was very clear throughout Committee...

Referral of Prime Minister to Committee of Privileges (21 Apr 2022)

Michael Ellis: .... 705, col. 379, appear to amount to misleading the House; and (2) orders that this matter be referred to the Committee of Privileges to consider whether the Rt hon Member’s conduct amounted to a contempt of the House, but that the Committee shall not begin substantive consideration of the matter until the inquiries currently being conducted by the Metropolitan Police have been concluded.

Nationality and Borders Bill (20 Apr 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: ...a bureaucratic nightmare. Some 12,000 Afghans who so loyally and bravely served our country are languishing in hotels. We owe them a debt of gratitude, yet the Home Secretary has treated them with contempt. We have a Passport Office in meltdown, with delays ruining the well-earned Easter breaks of hard-working British families, who have been through so much over the last few years, and now...

Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Apr 2022)

Rachel Hopkins: The ministerial code states that Ministers have a “duty…to comply with the law and to protect the integrity of public life.” The Prime Minister has broken the law and repeatedly shown contempt for the British public. Conservative MPs seem content to decry the principles of honesty and integrity, as they unashamedly defend him. The public want him gone. We want him gone. When will he do...

Easter Recess: Government Update (19 Apr 2022)

Keir Starmer: ...associate themselves with that if they want, but those of us who take pride in our NHS workers, our teachers, and every other key worker who got us through those dark days will never forget their contempt. Plenty of people did not agree with every rule that the Prime Minister wrote, but they followed them none the less, because in this country we respect others. We put the greater good...

Speaker’s Statement (19 Apr 2022)

Lindsay Hoyle: ...over the ministerial code, even though a lot of people seem to think that I have. That is not the case. Secondly, it is not for me to determine whether or not the Prime Minister has committed a contempt. My role is to decide whether there is an arguable case to be examined. Having considered the issue, and having taken advice from the Clerks of the House, I have decided that this is a...


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