Results 141–160 of 1040 for mussolini

Civil Liberties and Bill of Rights (19 Jun 1989)

Mr Harry Barnes: ...be all-embracing in terms of the operation of rebate schemes, grants, the uniform business rate and many other matters that are in the hands of a Minister who acts in many respects like a municipal Mussolini in his dealings with local government. The poll tax makes a vast attack upon civil liberties, by searching out information to ensure that, if someone has been missed off the poll tax...

Points of Order (25 Apr 1989)

Mr Eric Heffer: Equally, the same thing happened in Italy under Mussolini. I do not intend—[Interruption.] What is happening now is an example of what I mean. Will you, Mr. Speaker, explain to hon. Members that democracy means freedom of speech and that in the last analysis you are the judge of what is a point of order, instead of hon. Members screaming their heads off because they do not agree with it?

Lawlessness (10 Mar 1989)

Mr Harry Barnes: ...vast attacks on civil liberties, removing local government authority, and placing control in the hands of the Secretary of State for the Environment, who in this respect will act as a municipal Mussolini in order to run the whole system. The public may advocate, as they do in Scotland, mass non-payment, non-implementation campaigns, but to me that is not a feasible course of action....

European Community (23 Feb 1989)

Mr Tony Benn: ...in no doubt that the Labour delegation wants a federal union in Europe. Although I do not share that feeling, I understand the reason for it. The Social Democrats suffered terribly under Hitler and Mussolini, and for them a European Union is a guarantee that there will not be another war in Europe, and some guarantee that the trade unions will have a better deal than before. They want a...

Orders of the Day — Transport (London) (19 Dec 1988)

Mr Philip Goodhart: .... In the House, we benefit from one of the best underground car parks in the world, and the central traffic executive should encourage the wider use of off-street parking places. Before the war Mussolini gained great praise because it was alleged that he made the trains run on time. I believe that enormous dividends can be gained by any politician who can solve London's traffic problems.

Elected Authorities (Northern Ireland) Bill ( 5 Dec 1988)

Mr Richard Needham: .... Member for Chesterfield and the hon. Member for Walton, who spoke about the 1640s or 1660s are no different in style from the arguments heard in the 1920s. But what were the arguments then? Bring Mussolini into the political process and he will change and become like us. Do not make martyrs of those who advocate violence. Treat them reasonably and they will behave reasonably. What...

Orders of the Day — Copyright, Designs and Patents Bill [Lords]: Recordings of Folksongs (25 Jul 1988)

Mr Norman Buchan: ...'s only room for Elvis and his wee banjo.' Another parody says: Now the war is over, Vaseline's dead. I puzzled for some time as to what was meant by vaseline. Of course, Hitler is remembered, but Mussolini is completely forgotten. We had to seek means by which material could be disseminated because of the greater consciousness of copyright as a result of this Bill, and the greater...

Clause 50: Consultation and Publicity (14 Jun 1988)

Mr Harry Barnes: ...adopting in legislation such as this Bill and the poll tax measures. They give massive authority to the Secretary of State. When I described the Secretary of State in that context as a municipal Mussolini, he thought that it was a term of endearment and did not understand the criticism. I feel that the powers that are to be exercised over council housing estates and the pushing of them...

P and O Dispute ( 5 May 1988)

Mr Tony Benn: ...legislation passed by Parliament to destroy the National Union of Seamen, representing seafarers on whom the nation's welfare has always depended, is absolutely in line with the policies of Mussolini and Hitler, who began their attack upon democracy by obliterating trade unions in Italy and Germany? Following the ban on trade unions at GCHQ and the abolition of the GLC and the metropolitan...

Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance Bill: Scale of personal community charge payments (18 Apr 1988)

Mr Harry Barnes: ..., which gives considerable authority to central Government. When I raised that point during the debate on the timetable motion, I described the Secretary of State as acting like a municipal Mussolini. I did not expect that he would enjoy being so described, but when he came to sum up afterwards, he thought that it was some form of compliment. The worst element of the centralisation factor...

Court of First Instance (25 Mar 1988)

Mr John Fraser: ...imagine that 50 years ago in March 1938, on a deserted Friday afternoon we would simply be taking note of a proposal that applied a judicial process to the behaviour of the Governments of Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Salazar and Metaxas, who, I remind the House, was also a dictator, alongside the democracies of Western Europe? Five decades ago, or even less, the proposition would have been...

Orders of the Day — Hong Kong (10 Mar 1988)

Mr Russell Johnston: ...intended to convey, that it would be on a different basis from the present one; in other words, that there would be direct rather than functional elections on the corporate state basis—sort of Mussolini lines—that already exists. There was no real suggestion of the related device of an electoral college. Thirdly, I think that we are impeded, naturally enough, in this debate because...

Local Government Finance Bill (Allocation of Time): Interpretation (22 Feb 1988)

Hon. Nicholas Ridley: The debate has been so relaxed and friendly that there has been time for some merriment. We have had added to the "gardener chappy" in Selly Oak, the municipal Mussolini, from the hon. Member for Derbyshire, North-East (Mr. Barnes). We had the delightful speech of the right hon. Member for Blaenau Gwent (Mr. Foot), and that of the hon. Member for The Wrekin (Mr. Grocott), who commented on my...

Sir Winston Churchill National Day (24 Mar 1987)

Mr Dave Nellist: ...we should find a Hitler to lead us back to our rightful position among the nations. That is the same Churchill who echoed the same unbounded approval as Tory newspapers of the day of the rise of Mussolini and Franco. While Fascism was carrying out the physical elimination of workers' organisations, many sections of the British ruling class gave it their support. Only when it began to...

Earl of Stockton (Tributes) (12 Jan 1987)

Mr Neil Kinnock: ...an insistent supporter of a new system of international economic and social order as the alternative to war, and at the very same time such a remorseless opponent of the appeasement of Hitler and Mussolini as to take him into the Labour party Lobby and temporarily away from the Conservative Whip in the confidence motion of June 1936. Harold Macmillan was obviously steadfast for causes,...

Clause 1: Teachers' Pay and Conditions Bill (10 Dec 1986)

Mr Max Madden: ...to fool Britain's parents and public. 1.15 am I believe what my hon. Friend the Member for Sunderland, North (Mr. Clay) and many others have said about the corporatist nature of the Bill. Mussolini would have been proud of it because we have here a Secretary of State, a Minister of the Crown, seeking to take unto himself highly centralised powers over the education service. We have a...

Orders of the Day — Channel Tunnel Bill ( 5 Jun 1986)

Mr James Lester: ...12 for freight traffic and four for overall traffic? When Hitler built the autobahns in Germany, with great effect for regional development, did anyone suggest that he was talking about need? When Mussolini built the autostradas in Italy in the 1930s, which had a profound effect on development in that country, did anyone suggest that he was talking about need? When the Abercrombie...

New Clause 3: Abuse of Union Flags (30 Apr 1986)

Mr Greville Janner: ...and amendment No. 28. New clause 3 deals with the Union flag. It is an obscenity that those who would stir up racial hatred and ill-will, who are basically devoted to the philosophy of Hitler and Mussolini, who regard fascism as their creed and "Mein Kampf" as their bible, should wrap themselves up in the Union flag as the symbol of their despicable organisations. The campaign of...

Libya (16 Apr 1986)

Mr Antony Buck: ...of proof that appeasement does not pay, particularly when one is dealing with people who are, to say the least, as in the case of Mr. Gaddafi, eccentric. It did not work with regard to Hitler, Mussolini or any other dictator in the past. In my view, we are right now to take a firm line in the face of the precipitate action and the statements which have been made by a very dangerous...

Opposition Day: Westland plc (15 Jan 1986)

Mr James Callaghan: ...him. He should not worry overmuch about that. There is a precedent. When Anthony Eden left the Conservative Government in 1938 in disgust at Neville Chamberlain's willingness to treat with Mussolini behind Eden's back he could not find a single supporter to speak for him in the Cabinet, but two years later Eden was back and Chamberlain was out. In case the thought has ever crossed the...


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