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Friday, February 01, 2008
  Parliamentary Language
The link is to Greg Mulholland's comments in Hansard as to the nature of a Labour Minister. That was an interesting, effective and novel way of getting headlines.

I tried once to use the word egregious in a parliamentary petition, but was told is was too intemperate.

Labour MPs are trying to be sanctimonious about this at the moment. There is a good point that debate should be about debate rather than insults, but some Labour MPs should look for more important issues to spend time on.
 
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It's good that Hansard gives enough clues - the initial letter and the right number of asterisks - for us to work out what the word was.
 
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