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Iraq (17 Feb 1998)

Sir Ray Whitney: ...of America, but more importantly, because the democracies of the 1920s and 1930s lacked the courage and resolution to stand up to dictators who were not very powerful when they started out. Mussolini and Hitler could have been nipped in the bud had the international community had the guts to do so. After the second world war, the international community tried to learn from its mistakes...

Governance Of London ( 6 Jun 1997)

John Martin McDonnell: ...demented throes of megalomania. Harold Laski, a good socialist and once the chair of the Labour party, prophetically explained that Britain would not experience fascism in the form of a strutting Mussolini or Hitler, but instead was vulnerable to a form of Conservative authoritarianism arrived at by the slow incremental erosion of our civil liberties and democratic institutions. Under the...

European Council (Dublin) (16 Dec 1996)

Mr Tony Benn: ..., whom the peoples of the European Union elect, to bankers, whom they do not. Given the situation in France, Germany, Italy and Spain—where, for many years, their peoples were denied, by Hitler, Mussolini, Franco and Salazar, the right to use the ballot box to attempt to remedy their grievances—is it really sensible, in principle, to be in favour of giving up those powers? Is not one...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Privatisation (25 Nov 1996)

Gwyneth Dunwoody: We are all delighted to know that the Secretary of State, like Mussolini, wants to make the trains run on time. Is he aware of the great disquiet in my constituency because the new director of Opraf is allowing tenders for the line on the basis of the existing timetable, which has been shown to contain more than 100 errors? If the tendering is going ahead before the consultation exercise, how...

Prayers: Greece ( 1 Nov 1996)

David Davis: ...given his earlier comments. That is because, as he has reminded us, at this time of year Greece, and friends of Greece throughout the world, commemorate the beginning of Greece's heroic defiance of Mussolini, with a "No" which resounded throughout Europe. So the debate is timely, and it is a pleasure to salute once again in the House the strength and the bravery of Greece in those dark...

Postal Services (22 Jul 1996)

Dennis Skinner: ...was decided by Conservative Members of Parliament in debates in the House? It is a moderate union, putting a moderate case. We are beginning to see the real face of the Tory Government—Hitler and Mussolini banned strikes, which is what the Government would like to do.

Intergovernmental Conference (21 Mar 1996)

Mr Cranley Onslow: ...about the pros and cons. What we both feel very strongly about is the dreadful way the EU interferes in the general running of our country. They are succeeding in doing something that the Kaiser, Mussolini and Hitler failed to do in this century, as did all others in the seven previous centuries, namely conquer us, overrule our Parliament and the judiciary, laws, fishing rights. etc. etc....

Orders of the Day — Defence (17 Oct 1995)

Mr Tony Benn: ...would-be strong leader, always finds foreign enemies. Hitler found the Jews. The Secretary of State found all foreigners. Anyone who has read "Mein Kampf'—as I did in my teens—and the life of Mussolini could not mistake the roots of the ideas that came out of the Conservative conference. If we do not deal with the problem of world poverty, we should not be surprised if it leads to...

Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism ( 8 Mar 1995)

Michael Howard: ...year, the hon. Member for Wigan (Mr. Stott), speaking from the Front Bench, described exclusion orders as an example of internal exile of a kind previously practised in this century only by Stalin, Mussolini and Franco. In a radio interview this morning, the hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr. Straw) said that, although he dislikes exclusion orders, he accepts that I should be able to...

Points of Order (14 Feb 1995)

Denis MacShane: the House by Conservative Members—the Mr. Fini about whom early-day motion 429 has been tabled, signed by 112 hon. Members, condemning his fascism, his anti-semitism and his connection with Mussolini? Is it in order, in the anniversary year of the defeat of fascism, for hon. Members to invite Mr. Mussolini's political descendant to visit the House?

Orders of the Day — European Union (Accessions) Bill (11 Jul 1994)

Denis MacShane: the way in which the Foreign Secretary gave the brush-off to widespread concern in Europe about the entry into the Italian Government of supporters of neo-fascism—open supporters of Mussolini and anti-semitism. It is clear that we must have diplomatic relations with the Italian Government, but Opposition Members are dismayed that the Foreign Secretary will not join those in other...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Italy (15 Jun 1994)

George Galloway: Is not it true that although Signor Fini and the MSI fascists in Italy were democratically elected, so were Signor Mussolini and Herr Hitler before them? Cannot the Government sense at least some unease in this country, as we celebrate the anniversaries currently, about the fact that British men left their bones in the soil of Europe to liberate this continent from fascism, yet fascism is...

Orders of the Day — Italian Steel Industry ( 9 May 1994)

Mr Roy Hughes: ...steel producer, is wholly owned by IRI, the Italian state holding company which, as my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Aberavon (Mr. Morris) reminded us, goes back to the days of Mussolini. Like my right hon. and learned Friend, I visited some of those operations more than 20 years ago. I also learned from the documents that Ilva's debts exceed the value of its assets, which...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Italy ( 4 May 1994)

David Winnick: ...since the liberation of Italy from fascism, is it not a matter for concern that some of the people involved in the new Government have highly praised the notorious war criminal and mass murderer, Mussolini, and that the Speaker of the Italian Parliament has made similar remarks? Is it too much to ask the Conservative Government here to make it absolutely clear that we consider Mussolini a...

Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism ( 9 Mar 1994)

Mr Roger Stott: ...of whom had the right to be told why they faced internal exile. The only examples of similar powers in 20th century Europe were those exercised by those notable democrats, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini and General Franco—[Interruption.] They were the only such examples in contemporary 20th century history that I could find of such powers being used to place people in internal exile. I...

Orders of the Day — Business of the House (12 Jan 1994)

Mr Bob Cryer: ...motion. Does not it seriously undermine Parliament if the Government decide to impose a guillotine if something takes more than three hours? Surely that is an abrogation of democratic rights. Even Mussolini made the trains run on time. The Government do not even do that.

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill: Treaty on European Union ( 8 Mar 1993)

Mr Harry Barnes: A problem arises about the concept of decisions being taken at an appropriate level. Although we all agree that that should be so, when Mussolini was an anarcho-syndicalist, he would have had one view of the appropriate level, but when he was I1 Duce he would have had another view. We can all agree, but that tells us nothing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Teacher Morale ( 2 Feb 1993)

Mr Barry Jones: ...the right hon. Gentleman been so rude to parents and so condescending to the profession? Does he not know that he is seen as a posturing and dictatorial figure in education—in fact, as a sort of Mussolini of the school service?

The Gulf and RAF (21 Jan 1993)

David Winnick: ...they were the first victims of this gangster and his terrorist regime. I know that a direct analogy cannot be drawn, but when, before the second world war, anti-fascists mobilised against Hitler, Mussolini and Franco, it was always pointed out that the first victims of such criminal terrorist dictatorships were people living in the countries involved. Limited action is essential, not...

Prayers: Workfare (20 Nov 1992)

Mr Michael Trend: I am grateful for that clarification. Another of my anxieties is that in some circumstances the workfare scheme could become part of what one might call the Mussolini approach to politics—the building of autostrada and the digging of holes and filling them in. It is a feature of totalitarian Governments throughout the world this century—one thinks of Mao's China or Stalin's Soviet...

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