The British Parliament is made up of two houses:
The two chambers hate each:
They don’t say, “Oh, did you guys hear what they got up to in the House of Commons the other day? They had a blooming bouncy castle.”Instead, they would say, “The Other Place degraded themselves a day before the last day of yesterday week by propelling themselves upwards by use of a method of jumping on an air inflated cushion. Oh, what fun, rather. Jolly good, old chap.”
There are no names used in the House of Commons:
Nope, Members of Parliament don’t refer to each other by name when talking in parliament. “Hi, Dave, how’s it hanging?” is wrong.
Not least, because he’s the Prime Minister, and you wouldn’t call the Prime Minister, Dave. And you certainly wouldn’t ask him how it is hanging. Obviously, it’s to the right, as he’s a conservative.
Because there are no names used in Parliament, Call-Me-Dave is always referred to by his title, the Prime Minister.
If he wasn’t Prime Minister, it still wouldn’t be Dave, or Call-Me-Dave, or Smug-Git. He would be the Honourable Member for “Insert whatever constituency he represents”, which, I believe is Whitney, Oxfordshire. Yep, I had to look that up.
Everyone in the House of Commons is honourable:
Yeah, who really believes that? It may not be true that all Members of Parliament are honourable, but they have to refer to each other as “Honourable” regardless. This tradition dates back at least 150 years, but may go back further than that.
The reason “Honourable” is used, is to maintain the dignity of the House of Commons and its members. Yeah, dignity seems a little strange to anyone who has watched a session of Parliament. But, well, that’s the reason.