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We could not have parliamentary sovereignty with a European Parliament.
— Hugh Gaitskell —

I had this terrible nightmare; I dreamt I was a politician and they were dragging me off to parliament

— Rassool Jibraeel Snyman

A member of Parliament to Disraeli: 'Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.'
That depends, Sir,' said Disraeli, 'whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.

— Benjamin Disraeli

less entertaining than paint drying, but more dangerous than any minefield is.

— Steve Merrick

We have in the last two years, we have passed 350 legislation in the parliament, most of which deal with democratization, human rights, and of course, economy.

— Bulent Ecevit

I do so enjoy having a viscount fall before me."
She started to remove her robe, but he stayed her with his hand. "Don't." He raked her with a heated glance. "Next session of parliament, I'll endure the boredom of the endless speeches by imagining you seducing me in all your pomp and circumstance."
"My pomp is nothing to yours, my love," she murmured as she caught his rampant flesh in her hand. "Yours is quite ... er ... pompous."
"That's what happens if the viscount falls." He thrust against her hand. "His pomp always rises."
And as she laughed, they created a pomp and circumstance all their own.

— Sabrina Jeffries

It is with deep regret that the determination to assemble Parliament has been so long delayed.

— Henry Addington

One consistent thing in an otherwise inconsistent career is that I've always been passionate about parliament.

— John Bercow

Chronicling future appeasing Prime Minister Joseph Chamberlain's rise to Parliament from first-generation commercial interests rather than the aristocracy, the author diagnoses even then that he had no center outside himself.

— Barbara W. Tuchman

Not everyone voted for me, but the fact that we have so far approximately 32 seats in the 50 seat parliament demonstrates the enthusiasm and the faith and the trust the Fijian people have had for both the track record of my government and FijiFirst manifesto.

— Frank Bainimarama

We may be proud that England is the ancient country of Parliaments. With scarcely any intervening period, Parliaments have met constantly for 600 years, and there was something of a Parliament before the Conquest. England is the mother of Parliaments.

— John Bright

Never had Parliament or the crown, or both together, operated in actuality as theory indicated sovereign powers should.

— Bernard Bailyn

Almost everywhere else in Europe, the more military the state, the stronger the king - except in Britain. Here it was parliament, not the monarchy, who signed the cheques. The longer the war went on, the stronger parliament became, as the purse on which it sat grew bigger and bigger.

— Simon Schama

Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.

— P. J. O'Rourke

I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.

— Winston Churchill

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