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Chris Bryant: Rhondda MP's parliamentary language debate

Words like hooligan, hypocrite, pipsqueak, and traitor can all be considered impolite, but at Westminster they are also considered unparliamentary.

Several MPs have fallen foul of the House of Commons standards in recent months, including the Newport West MP Paul Flynn who has been banned from the House for a month for accusing the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond of lying to Parliament over the conflict in Afghanistan.

Rhondda MP Chris Bryant will lead a Westminster Hall debate on Wednesday afternoon about parliamentary language.

The Times columnist and former MP, Matthew Parris, spoke to Felicity Evans about the issue on BBC Radio Wales.

  • 17 Oct 2012