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Unparliamentary language Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament

Unparliamentary language breaks the rules of politeness in the House of Commons Chamber. The Speaker will direct an Member of Parliament who has used unparliamentary language to withdraw it. Refusal to withdraw a comment might lead to an Member of Parliament being disciplined for example the Speaker could ‘name’ the Member.

Words to which objection has been taken by the Speaker over the years include blackguard, coward, git, guttersnipe, hooligan, rat, swine, stoolpigeon and traitor.

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