Quotes

5 Quotes filtered by Member of Parliament (role of)

I think it was a legitimate comment and I mean Twitter is edgy and you know it provokes debate. It looks on this occasion that as if it has caused a serious problem and we need to go back and look at that.

David Wright MP 16/02/2010

on his "scum-sucking pig" Twitter post

Category: Insulting Conservatives, Labour Party, Making Headlines, Member of Parliament (role of)

Tags: David Wright MP, Insulting Conservatives, Insults, Labour Party, Making Headlines, Media, Member of Parliament (role of), Parliament, Political Parties

The dreadful truth is that when people come to see their MP they have run out of better ideas.

Boris Johnson 2003

Category: Member of Parliament (role of)

Tags: Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament (role of), Parliament

Normally when I'm asked on holiday and I say what I do, I say I'm a traffic warden. That makes me much more popular.

Stephen Pound 31/08/2003

Category: Member of Parliament (role of)

Tags: Member of Parliament (role of), Parliament, Stephen Pound

A great many persons are able to become Members of this House without losing their insignificance.

Beverly Baxter 1946

Category: House of Commons, Member of Parliament (role of)

Tags: Beverly Baxter, House of Commons, Member of Parliament (role of), Parliament

Your representative owes you not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.

Edmund Burke 03/11/1774

Category: House of Commons, Member of Parliament (role of)

Tags: Edmund Burke, House of Commons, Member of Parliament (role of), Parliament

Random Speech

Do not first announce action, and then, when you are unable to take action, withdraw, because you will only find yourself in the same position as now, plus a public and humiliating confession of impotence.

Lord Rosebery

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