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Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: first day's debate (12 Jun 1985)

Hon. John Silkin: ...the world." Let us get our history right. The second world war effectively started in Asia, when the Japanese invaded Manchuria in 1932, and it spread to Africa when Ethiopia was invaded by Mussolini in 1935. The European engagement was the sequel to those acts of warfare in other parts of the world. If we look at things from that perspective, the boast of 40 years' peace becomes...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Spinelli Report (22 May 1985)

...is neither more nor less than the Father Christmas of Italian politics and that his report is neither more nor less than the futuristic fancy of a man old enough to have been imprisoned by Mussolini but not, it seems, too old to daydream?

Opposition Day: Industry and New Technologies (15 May 1985)

Mr Tony Benn: ...destroyed as we rebuild them. We will have to assume far greater responsibility for the banking and financial institutions—if the Prime Minister has not nationalised them before we get there, as Mussolini did when faced with the collapse of the financial institutions in Italy in the 1920s. Anyone who thinks that the world banking structure is altogether safe may be living in a dream...

Orders of the Day — Ports (Finance) Bill (23 Apr 1985)

Mr Michael Stern: ...of the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull, East (Mr. Prescott) that night and those of Labour Members tonight were, as I said in the June debate, the language of Stalinism and the language of Mussolini-type Fascism. All other commercial entities can make commercial decisions, but in the ports alone commercial decisions must be at the behest of the Minister.

Harbour Development (19 Jun 1984)

Mr Michael Stern: ...… except under an authorisation … by the Minister. That may have seemed appropriate when the order was made, but that is the language not of a modern industrial society but of Stalinism and Mussolini-type Fascism, in which all commercial decisions can be authorised only by the Minister representing the State. Therefore, I wholly commend the Minister's decision to revoke the Order. In...

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Interim Provisions) Bill ( 9 May 1984)

Mr William Waldegrave: ...amendment. He put in his tuppence worth of bombast, but he was rather off target. As the hon. Member for Bow and Poplar allowed us a little history, perhaps I may be permitted to recall reading how Mussolini sent three or four squadrons of biplanes to join in the battle of Britain, but they arrived on 16 September, just after we had won the battle. The hon. Member for Montgomery might have...

Orders of the Day — Rates Bill: Miscellaneous Amendments and Repeals (28 Mar 1984)

Jack Straw: ...parties. If Conservative Members dislike those parallels, perhaps they will bear in mind that the only example that we can find of any Government in Europe abolishing elections was that of Benito Mussolini. Conservative Members laugh, but they should remember that they have been damned out of the mouths of their own supporters. The Right-wing hon. Member for Hendon, North (Mr. Gorst) said...

War Criminals (14 Mar 1983)

David Winnick: ...during the 1930s. Whatever the arguments of the Labour party over defence then, its worst critics could not say other than that from the very beginning we had warned of the dangers of Hitler, Mussolini and Franco. There was no fellow-travelling by us with the Fascist dictators. Some people may say that that is all in the past. If the Prime Minister is concerned about the crimes of the...

Orders of the Day — Falkland Islands (Franks Report) (26 Jan 1983)

Mr Denis Healey: ..., he was not a lunatic. He was vain, complacent, stupid and badly informed, but there are other political leaders of whom the same might be said. Certainly he was far less irrational than Hitler or Mussolini, and he does not compare remotely with leaders such as General Idi Amin, Colonel Gaddafi or the Ayatolla Khomeini, with whom modern Foreign Secretaries have had and still have to deal....

Falkland Islands (Franks Report) (25 Jan 1983)

Mr Julian Amery: ...people with whom he has to deal. Surprise has always been the weapon of dictators. We had no inkling as far as I know, of the invasion of Austria by Hitler, or of Czechoslovakia, or of Albania by Mussolini. The intelligence people would say that it could happen and that the possibility could not be discounted, but no one told us on the day before that it was going to happen. When General...

Opposition Day: The Economy (19 Jan 1983)

Mr Richard Wainwright: ...proper alignment of exchange rates. Above all, we must ensure that we do not embark on competitive devaluations, which played such an awful part in the years of economic chaos that bred Hitler and Mussolini and led to the second world war. We should also bear in mind the appalling state of primary producers. In some cases, they cannot pay even the interest on their debts out of the...

Orders of the Day — Defence ( 6 Jul 1982)

Mr Winston Churchill: ...miscalculation. British Governments, sad to say, with the Foreign Office in the forefront inevitably, have an unfortunate track record of misleading dictators. We did it effectively with Signor Mussolini and Herr Hitler, and now we have done it again with General Galtieri, falling victim to this peculiar and particular form of diplomacy in which we convince our prospective opponents that...

European Union (17 Jun 1982)

Mr Arthur Lewis: Have we forgotten Mussolini and Hitler?

Falkland Islands (13 May 1982)

Mr Edward Heath: ...of Government had done that, we would have been in exactly the same position. Fascism or a disgraceful record on human rights should not be allowed to colour the issue. We did not fight Hitler or Mussolini because they were dictators or because of their internal policies. We fought them because they had reached such a state of power that they were a menace to vital British interests. We...

Business of the House: Falkland Islands (14 Apr 1982)

Mr Douglas Jay: ...miles of territory. In the 1930s, which we need not rehearse now but should not forget, one successful aggression led to another and in the end to the catastrophe. If we now let this would-be Mussolini prove that aggression does pay, we shall again be on that fatal slide. If any positive gain came out of all the appalling sacrifices of the second world war it was the establishment of the...

Prayers: Falkland Islands ( 3 Apr 1982)

Hon. John Silkin: ...in recent years, but many threats over the past 150 years. There is a second question that the right hon. Gentleman must answer. In December last year, when this present bargain basement Mussolini, Galtieri, seized power in the Argentine, he never made any pretence about what he intended to do. Not a day went by when he did not talk about recovering the Falkland Islands. He was the kind...

Orders of the Day — Supply: Economic Policy of the Government (28 Jan 1982)

Mr Tony Benn: ...victory in 1939. It is a gross abuse of the privilege of the House to suggest that arguments that found support at various times in his own family should be compared to the policies of Hitler, Mussolini or Stalin.

Orders of the Day — British Telecommunications Bill: Interception of Mail ( 1 Apr 1981)

Mr Ian Mikardo: ...commission. What definition of subversion could have led to that? We all have different political views. Some people believe that any man, however slightly to the Left of the late Signor Benito Mussolini, is ipso facto a subversive.

Orders of the Day — Indecent Displays (Control) Bill (30 Jan 1981)

Mr David Mellor: ...has become useless in our courts. The police are afraid to bring prosecutions. Merely to say that "indecency" is better than "obscenity" is not, in itself, a commendation. It is like saying that Mussolini was on the whole slightly better than Hitler. We need a workable definition that everyone can understand. My hon. and learned Friend the Member for Thanet, West (Mr. Rees-Davies) said...

Industry (Government Policies) (10 Jul 1980)

Mr John Butcher: ...fed information into government, but became almost an arm of government. I suspect that Mr. Evans would be surprised if he were told that what he is stipulating is not too far from something that Mussolini would have found rather attractive. The article said that Mr. Evans stated that the experience of State corporations had been a 'very disillusioning one' for the unions. Public sector...


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