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52 Quotes filtered by Parliament

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

In the Members' Dining Room, the Conservatives eat at one end, the Labour Party at the other, while the Liberals wait at table.

Gyles Brandreth

Category: Insulting Liberals, House of Commons

Tags: Gyles Brandreth, House of Commons, Insulting Liberals, Insults, Parliament

At the House of Commons sword-fighting is strictly taboo. Back-stabbing, on the other hand, is quite a different matter.

Gyles Brandreth

Category: House of Commons

Tags: Gyles Brandreth, House of Commons, 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

There is a popular belief among Prime Ministers that regular bursts of activity make it look as if something positive is happening.

Richard Marsh

Category: Prime Minister's Questions, Prime Minister (Office of)

Tags: Government, Parliament, Prime Minister (Office of), Prime Minister's Questions, Richard Marsh

To anyone with politics in his blood this place is like a pub to a drunkard.

David Lloyd George

To Robert Boothby.

Category: House of Commons

Tags: David Lloyd George, House of Commons, Parliament

The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.

Lord Beaverbrook

Category: House of Lords

Tags: House of Lords, Lord Beaverbrook, Parliament

I have long held the view that the whole country would benefit from a moratorium on new legislation for at least two years.

Ted Willis

Category: Legislation

Tags: Legislation, Parliament, Ted Willis

Parliament cannot be a rubber stamp.

Sydney Silverman

Category: What is Parliament

Tags: Parliament, Sydney Silverman, What is Parliament

We could not have parliamentary sovereignty with a European Parliament.

Hugh Gaitskell 1962

Category: European Parliament

Tags: European Parliament, Hugh Gaitskell, Parliament

All is fair in love and war and Parliamentary procedure.

Michael Foot

Category: Legislation

Tags: Legislation, Michael Foot, Parliament

This House is the grand council of the nation.

Bernard Braine 22/11/1990

Category: House of Commons

Tags: Bernard Braine, House of Commons, Parliament

No Government can be long secure wihtout a formidable opposition.

Benjamin Disraeli

Category: Opposition, What is Government

Tags: Benjamin Disraeli, Government, Opposition, Parliament, What is Government

You can't have a motion without a debate.

Hugh Dalton

On his deathbed when a nurse told him he should stop arguing and have an enema.

Category: Debate

Tags: Debate, Hugh Dalton, Parliament

The argument of the broken pane of glass is the most vaulable argument in modern politics.

Emmeline Pankhurst

On the use of violence to promote the Suffragettes' cause.

Category: Suffragettes, Violence

Tags: Emmeline Pankhurst, Parliament, Politics, Suffragettes, Violence

It was like addressing sheeted tombstones by moonlight.

Sidney Herbert

On what is was like addressing the House of Lords.

Category: House of Lords

Tags: House of Lords, Parliament, Sidney Herbert

There is perhaps a certain retributive justice in it as I have sent so many others here, hoping I should never see their faces again.

Stanley Baldwin

On the House of Lords

Category: House of Lords

Tags: House of Lords, Parliament, Stanley Baldwin

You mean it is Mr Balfour's poodle!

David Lloyd George 26/01/1907

On the House of Lords, in response to a Tory MP describing the Lords as the watchdog of the constitution.

Category: House of Lords

Tags: David Lloyd George, House of Lords, Parliament

A fully equipped Duke costs as much to keep as two Dreadnoughts, and they are just as great a terror - and they last longer.

David Lloyd George 09/10/1909

Category: Aristocracy, House of Lords

Tags: Aristocracy, David Lloyd George, House of Lords, Miscellaneous, Parliament

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