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Downing Street Parties: Police Investigation (25 Jan 2022)

Drew Hendry: ...law, illegally proroguing Parliament and the many other crimes and misdemeanours of this Government, does he find it a tad ironic that it is the parties in which they demonstrated their contempt for the public that finally prompted the police to investigate?

British Council Staff: Afghanistan (20 Jan 2022)

Lindsay Hoyle: ...and decisions about prosecution are for the Crown Prosecution Service. It would be wrong of me to interfere with such matters. While the whipping system is long established, it is of course a contempt to obstruct Members in the discharge of their duty, or to attempt to intimidate a Member in their parliamentary conduct by threats. There is a clear process for raising privileged matters and...

Committee on Standards (19 Jan 2022)

Bernard Jenkin: ...original complainants, despite having been warned not to do so. That was in direct breach of undertakings that he had previously given to the IEP. What my hon. Friend did was equivalent to showing contempt of court. It was a very serious attempt to subvert the system that the House so recently established. It was an attempt to not only undermine the credibility of the original...

Scottish Parliament: Local Government Funding (19 Jan 2022)

Douglas Lumsden: ...years; we should be thanking them, building them up, recognising the vital work that they do and treating them like equal partners in government. Instead, the Scottish Government treats them with contempt. It is time to give our local councils a fair funding settlement that reflects the vital work that they do, which would help them to deliver that work and in turn strengthen our towns,...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 22 (18 Jan 2022)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ..., but the fact is that we must have a three-month consultation process on the proposals. This is the problem we are in: none of this stands up because Parliament is being treated with absolute contempt by NHS England.

Scottish Parliament: Retrofitting Buildings for Net Zero (18 Jan 2022)

Meghan Gallacher: .... Another real-terms cut of £371 million this year will only hinder councils’ net zero targets, and they will struggle to deliver local strategies if the Government continues to treat them with contempt.

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (6th Day): Amendment 159 (17 Jan 2022)

...that the court is satisfied on the balance of probabilities that—(a) on at least two occasions in the relevant period, P has—(i) been convicted of a protest-related offence,(ii) been found in contempt of court for a protest-related breach of an injunction,(iii) carried out activities related to a protest that resulted in, or were likely to result in, serious disruption to two or more...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (6th Day): Amendment 115 (17 Jan 2022)

Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood: ...and undemocratically, so flatly contrary to the rule of law and wider interests, that we must amend to ensure that they are arrestable and imprisonable without going through the process of contempt of court proceedings in future. But these provisions, as the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, said, simply lack all common sense, they lack all balance and measure, and they are counterproductive. The...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (6th Day): Amendment 114G (to Amendment 114F) (17 Jan 2022)

Baroness Fox of Buckley: ...the crime. To compound the issue, there is no legal or formal definition of “hostility”, so the CPS suggests that we use the everyday understanding of the word, which includes ill will, spite, contempt, prejudice, unfriendliness, antagonism, resentment and dislike. This can lead only to the possibility of an ever- widening set of crimes being badged as misogynistic, with the only...

BBC Funding (17 Jan 2022)

Janet Daby: Does the Secretary of State agree with me that, having shown contempt for the British people in the past week, today’s announcement on the BBC shows the Government treat British institutions with contempt as well?

Business of the House (13 Jan 2022)

Pete Wishart: ...of them will go down with him. That is what they are left with. Now, of course, the Scottish Tories know exactly how the rest of Scotland feels after the Leader of the House poured his scorn and contempt upon them last night. According to him, the democratically elected Scottish Tory leader is an insignificant figure—a “lightweight”, a nobody—presumably just like every single Tory...

Scottish Parliament: Independence (13 Jan 2022)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...big figure” and “a lightweight” are not just personal insults directed at the leader of the Scottish Conservatives but say something much deeper about the Westminster establishment’s utter contempt for Scotland. If they cannot even show basic respect for their own colleagues, what chance do the rest of us have? Westminster thinks that Scotland does not need to be listened to and...

Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Jan 2022)

Ian Blackford: .... We will miss him, and I send condolences to Harriet and to the rest of the family. The Prime Minister stands before us accused of betraying the nation’s trust, of treating the public with contempt, of breaking the laws set by his own Government. A former member of Her Majesty’s armed forces, Paul, wrote to me this morning. His father died without the love and support of his full...

Downing Street Garden Event (11 Jan 2022)

Richard Burgon: The unavoidable truth is that the public believe the Prime Minister is a liar who treats them with contempt. There is a crisis of public confidence. Is not the only way to restore public confidence for the Prime Minister, for once, to act in the public interest and resign now?

Scottish Parliament: Point of Order (11 Jan 2022)

Stephen Kerr: ...said that all “significant and substantive announcements should be made to the Parliament”.—[ Official Report , 22 June 2021; c 12] Presiding Officer, what steps can now be taken to end that contempt? What can be done to insist that the Scottish Government respect your good office and the Scottish Parliament?

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (4th Day) (Continued): Motion (10 Jan 2022)

Baroness Chakrabarti: ...are at the senior-most levels of policing in their non-co-operation? That cannot be equated with the power that statutory inquiries and judges have to compel witnesses or they are committed for contempt. As for being “strongly guided” and “taking into account”, it is not the Minister’s fault, but there was an opportunity for the Home Secretary to announce that Dame Elish would...

Legislation: Skeleton Bills and Delegated Powers - Motion to Take Note (6 Jan 2022)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...have been received. The strength of these Commons criticisms means that there is a case for withdrawing the Bill in its present form and radically redrafting it. I suggest it might even amount to contempt of Parliament to attempt to push such a Bill through as it stands without taking such criticisms into account. I say to the Minister that I have hard experience of Bills being paused when...

Russia’s Grand Strategy (6 Jan 2022)

Bernard Jenkin: ...now recruited former French Prime Minister François Fillon to become a board director of the massive Russian petrochemicals company Sibur, with its headquarters in Moscow. The Russians must have contempt for us for being so gullible and corruptible. Our unilateral withdrawal from Kabul also vindicates their narrative that the west is weak, pointing out that we failed to stand by our moral...

New Homes: Developers, Housebuilders and Management Companies — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (5 Jan 2022)

Justin Madders: ...national infrastructure. It is the bedrock of people’s lives, yet it is too often left to the market to resolve, and the market is clearly failing. In my experience, developers all too often show contempt for local communities by riding roughshod over the development conditions imposed on them: working longer hours, making more noise, and building higher and closer than they should to...

Scottish Parliament: Parliamentary Procedures and Practices (16 Dec 2021)

Stephen Kerr: ...further about spontaneity, because we need to develop spontaneity in the chamber. I am afraid that one of the reasons why ministers stick so rigidly to their answers is that there is a degree of contempt from the Government towards the Parliament. I will give a current example. Last Friday, the First Minister announced various new measures, restrictions and substantive policy matters...


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