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Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill: Final Stage (30 Jun 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...local jobs is just rubbish. Of course, he again failed to mention the global recession. He said that we needed to redistribute wealth, and gave us the Chairman Mao remarks again. He gave us his great leap forward in relation to rates again. He did not talk about growing the private sector or supporting private businesses to grow, and again showed that he had absolutely no aspiration for...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 2) Bill 2015: Second Stage (24 Jun 2015)

Arlene Foster: .... That is still there. The savings that we would have had from the £200 million will not be realised either. I will move on to Mr Agnew, who cast himself in the role of a latter-day Chairman Mao with his great leap forward as to how he was going to solve the problems of Northern Ireland: and we all recall what a great success that was. First, he wanted to deal with the rates cap,...

[Philip Davies in the Chair] — North Korea (11 Jan 2012)

Martin Horwood: .... The cult of personality is as extreme as that of Ceausescu or Bokassa. The reckless mismanagement of the food supply has caused a self-induced famine as devastating as that experienced by China during Mao’s terrible “great leap forward”. To those traditional state crimes can be added terrorist acts that bear comparison with those of al-Qaeda, abductions like those by...

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (12 Jan 2011)

Lord Boateng: ...quality of the debates in this place. You can see that in the contributions of the late Lord Pitt, the noble Lord, Lord Chitnis, and others on all sides of this House. However, last year there was a great leap forward. I hesitate to use that term, bearing in mind the references that were made earlier in today's debate to the state of perpetual revolution that it is alleged Members opposite...

Orders of the Day — Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill (7 Nov 2005)

Alan Whitehead: ...an entirely different perspective. In a debate that took place a little while ago, I suggested that the policy set out by the hon. Member for Brent, East (Sarah Teather) could be compared to Chairman Mao's great leap forward. In 1918, Lenin said that he supported the then Labour leader, Arthur Henderson, like a rope supports a hanging man. It seems that the Liberal Democrats plan to...

Council Tax Revaluation (19 Oct 2005)

Alan Whitehead: ...slogan in 1956, with unfortunate results. The hon. Member for Brent, East (Sarah Teather) set out the Liberal Democrat policy, which reminded me of Chairman Mao's campaign shortly afterwards—the great leap forward. She will remember the phrase that he used then was, "A smelter in every back yard", which was to solve all the problems of Chinese industry by itself. We have been...

China and Hong Kong (13 Jul 1989)

Mr Peter Blaker: ...Mao Tse-Tung at the border of Hong Kong in 1949 when no one knew whether he would stop or carry on into Hong Kong, the Korean war when Britain was at war with China, the United Nations trade embargo during the Korean war, the great leap forward, the cultural revolution and the Red Guards—during all that time China has not laid a finger on Hong Kong. In 1967, when the local Hong Kong...

Economic Affairs (9 Nov 1978)

Mr Geoffrey Howe: ...to bargain responsibly and to understand the difficulties they are facing in a nation whose wealth is not growing if the Prime Minister and the Chancellor stalk up and down the country all the time talking about the "golden decade" that lies ahead, with the Chancellor at the Labour Party conference borrowing a phrase from Chairman Mao and referring to the "great leap forward" on which this...


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