House Of Commons Quotes

House Of Commons Quotes by Jacob Rees-Mogg, Christopher Gadsden, Ben Elliot, Jo Swinson, Ellen Wilkinson, William Hague and many others.

The House of Commons has the undoubted rights to expel

The House of Commons has the undoubted rights to expel members for misconduct. This is an absolute authority which cannot be challenged in any court, as it derives from the twin concept of the High Court of Parliament being the most senior court in the land and of each House’s right to regulate its own affairs.
Jacob Rees-Mogg
The House of Commons, refused to receive the addresses of the colonies, when the matter was pending; besides, we hold our rights neither from them nor from the Lords.
Christopher Gadsden
I studied politics and economics at Bristol, and people always assumed that I’d go into politics or a non-government organisation when I left. I might well do this later on. I’d love to represent a West Country seat in the House of Commons.
Ben Elliot
In Westminster, I make sure I maximise my ability to represent my constituents. I can do that in a variety of ways: by asking written questions or questions in the House of Commons, through the scrutiny of bills and by sitting on the environmental audit select committee every week, as well as other committees.
Jo Swinson
Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.
Ellen Wilkinson
I’m going to reduce the size of the Cabinet, cut the number of ministers, reduce the size of the House of Commons, campaign for a European Parliament with 100 fewer members, halve the number of political advisers, and abolish a huge swathe of Labour’s regional bureaucracies and agencies and their offices in Brussels.
William Hague
When I was an MP, John Prescott barracked me in the House of Commons, shouting: ‘Woolly jumper! Woolly jumper!’
Gyles Brandreth
[I]n Great-Britain it is said that their constitution relies on the house of commons for honesty, and the lords for wisdom; whichwould be a rational reliance if honesty were to be bought with money, and if wisdom were hereditary.
Thomas Jefferson
Until the late-nineteenth-century the House of Commons maintained a formal ban on the reporting of its debates.
Clive Ponting
When I was 14 I told my mother I intended to be in the House of Commons in the morning, in court in the afternoon and on stage in the evening. She realised then a fantasist had been born.
Helen McCrory
Anyone who’s tuned in to the House of Commons TV coverage knows the benches are often empty. I like that. I’m a big fan of political transparency. It’s good for us to know which debates the MPs consider important enough to show up for, and which not.
Victoria Coren Mitchell
Well, why do you want a political career? Have you ever been in the House of Commons and taken a good square look at the inmates? As weird a gaggle of freaks and sub-humans as was ever collected in one spot.
P. G. Wodehouse
Elections exist for the sake of the House of Commons and not the House of Commons for the sake of elections.
Winston Churchill
Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.
Oscar Wilde
Britain is a parliamentary democracy. Power rests in Parliament, in the House of Commons, and the government – the executive – has to seek the consent of MPs for its legislation.
Caroline Lucas
No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
Benjamin Disraeli
Labour believes that every trade deal should come before parliament for a full debate on the floor of the House of Commons, with a vote at the end of that debate.
Barry Gardiner