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Oral Answers to Questions — National Heritage: Artistic Heritage (15 Jun 1992)

Mark Fisher: ...does something with, his job? I also congratulate the right hon. and learned Gentleman on rejecting the idiocy of the listing system and on his statement last week. Only his predecessor and Benito Mussolini thought that the system was a good idea. I am disappointed by the right hon. and learned Gentleman's response to the question about unfreezing national galleries' purchasing funds. He...

Nuclear Defence (14 Jan 1992)

Mr Tony Benn: ...a slump people swing to the right, not to the left. I am old enough to remember the pre-war Europe, with Pilsudski in Poland, Field Marshal Mannerheim, King Zog, King Michael, King Carol, Hitler, Mussolini, Salazar and Franco. That was a world which had weapons and had a slump. Unless we put our money into recovery, meeting human need and giving people hope again, and unless we build...

Prayers: Citizens Charter (15 Nov 1991)

Malcolm Bruce: meet their demands. That is where the citizens charter will, fundamentally, fall short. People want results and although it may be admirable to make the trains run on time, it did not make Mussolini one of the world's great political leaders. Nor will the Prime Minister's ambition to make Britain a cone-free society make him go down in history as a great Prime Minister. As I was coming...

Orders of the Day — Latin America (22 Jul 1991)

Mr Tristan Garel-Jones: education and in health in Cuba. If a country has been receiving $5 billion of annual aid from the Soviet Union, it is not surprising that it should have made progress in one or two areas. Even Mussolini managed to get the trains to run on time in Italy. It does not alter the fact that a substantial number of Cubans, intellectuals and others, have had to flee that country, a substantial...

Further Education (21 Mar 1991)

Dennis Skinner: ...away from people in local democracy and put it under the Government's jackboot. Unlike my hon. Friend the Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks), I think that the Secretary of State is like Mussolini, who was Hitler with a beer belly.

National Audit Office (Extension of Powers) (13 Feb 1991)

Mr Robert Hughes: of fiction, or by order a Labour Government would abolish the rules of arithmetic, or every family would pay a high price for Labour's rag-bag of dusted-off 1960s policies, topped up with Mussolini-style statism, and repackaged as being electorate-friendly and cheap to operate. I know that Labour will welcome my Bill, and will look forward to the National Audit Office's...

The Gulf (15 Jan 1991)

Mr Michael Foot: ...starting with economic sanctions and taking further action if they did not succeed. The Conservative Government of the day, however, called off the sanctions before they had had a chance to injure Mussolini at all. In fact, I believe that we supplied Mussolini with even more arms than we have given Saddam Hussein. I hope that the House will pay proper attention to the alternatives, not...

The Gulf (11 Dec 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: ...came to Geneva, to the League of Nations Assembly, to plead his country's cause. The League did not—could not—listen. We did not listen. The Hoare-Laval pact would have placated the aggressor, Mussolini, by giving him part of the country that he had attacked. Are there not echoes there for the House to catch? is it for a repetition of the Hoare-Laval pact that the right hon. Member for...

Orders of the Day — Community Charges (Substitute Setting) Bill ( 3 Dec 1990)

Mr Harry Barnes: ...may not exist by Wednesday. Sometimes it is like Monty Python's Flying Circus in here. The Minister had better start to put things right. If he does not, he will be our third successive municipal Mussolini since the introduction of the legislation. Time and again, power has been centralised: it has been repeatedly pushed into the hands of the Government.

Middle East (28 Nov 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: ...resisting aggression. That argument, if it is allowed to prevail on every occasion, is carte blanche for any aggressor because it could be wheeled forward to justify lying down in front of Hitler, Mussolini or any aggressor of the past. The hon. Gentleman is not a pacifist, but he has not addressed that question. We have to address that question in a serious way.

Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Bill (19 Nov 1990)

Rt Hon David Trimble: extend its rule to the whole island, irrespective of the wishes of its people. That is an imperialist claim which seeks some form of Irish irredentism analogous to the Italian irredentism that Mussolini and others sought, and which was of a similar moral character.

Prayers: The Gulf ( 6 Sep 1990)

Martin Smyth: ...of Saddam Hussein must never be allowed to become excusable in the world. His actions threaten more than a delicacy of relations between the powers in the middle east. The appeasement of Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930s was practised in the mistaken belief that both were basically honest and rational men who practised the accepted art of diplomacy, but with only a little more zeal, to...

Defence Estimates: First Day's Debate (18 Jun 1990)

Mr Tony Benn: ...Hitler, that gave him his advantages. Pre-war Europe was not a Europe of great democracy. Field Marshall von Mannerheim in Finland, Pilsudski in Poland, King Carol, King Zog, King Michael, Hitler, Mussolini, Salazar and Franco: none of them contributed to a democratic Europe in 1939. The theory that we are now going back to a pre-war Europe is, I hope, not right. Then came the war-time...

Prayers: Taxation ( 8 Jun 1990)

Mr Harry Barnes: .... The Prime Minister, in a desperate attempt to hold on to her Government as well as her seat, is involved in the most significant fiddle of the franchise in Europe since that perpetrated by Mussolini. I am not saying that it is the same as that undertaken by him; it is a more sophisticated, marginal fiddle. When a Government believe that they should perpetuate their term in office they...

Opposition Day: Local Government Finance (25 Apr 1990)

Mrs Alice Mahon: ...that option, and in the face of a Government who simply refuse to listen I am proud to take a non-payment stand. With poll tax capping, the Secretary of State has acted in the best traditions of Mussolini. He is a town-hall Mussolini. It grieves me to say it, but I would not be disappointed if he ended up meeting the same fate.

East-West Relations (22 Feb 1990)

Mr Denis Healey: ...—[HON. MEMBERS: "Never!"] Thank you very much—I was inviting that response. The appeal of Communism in Europe just before and after the war was that capitalism in Europe had produced Hitler, Mussolini and the second world war. That was a powerful factor in the appeal of Communism in western Europe, France and Italy and in eastern Europe but, thank God, everything has changed since...

Public Expenditure (13 Feb 1990)

Mr James Hill: ...the M3 is still not finished. I agree completely that in the development of a motorway adequate compensation must be offered to those who are threatened by plans for the motorway. This is an old Mussolini idea. The autostradas would not have been built had it not been for the fact that he provided for the most generous compensation. But unfortunately here we are only just beginning to get...

Orders of the Day — Opposition Day: EC and Eastern Europe (31 Jan 1990)

David Winnick: ...of the Labour party, we have been opposed to every form of dictatorship or totalitarian rule. Is it not the case that Tory Members have often defended dictatorships—for example, Hitler and Mussolini before the war and the Greek colonels since, not to mention what is happening in South Africa? It is they who should be on the defensive when it comes to democracy, certainly not ourselves.

Bill Presented: Eastern Europe ( 1 Dec 1989)

Mr George Robertson: ...World War Two, I don't think that World War Two would ever have happened. I ask Conservative Members to conjure with that answer. Do they believe that Herr Hilter would have sat down with Benito Mussolini to agree a communiqué' with the western powers? One can only begin to think that the Prime Minister is losing all touch with reality.

Industrial Disputes (Compulsory Arbitration Procedures) (26 Jul 1989)

David Winnick: ...Soviet Union and Poland, as those societies improve and reforms are undertaken, the working people have resorted to the strike weapon. The only way to end strikes is through a dictatorship. Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin had their ways of dealing with industrial disputes, but in a democratic society people should have the right to take industrial action if they so wish. What the hon....

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