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All 4 results for cuckoo speaker:Lord Boateng

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Government Borrowing (3 Feb 2005)

Mr Paul Boateng: sustainable. We have an excellent forecast record. For him to suggest for one moment that the Government need to learn anything from him or his party about borrowing is to live in cloud cuckoo land. The fact of the matter is that today's borrowing at 35 per cent. is way below that in 1996–97, when it was 44 per cent. of gross domestic product. He should remember that in every year...

Orders of the Day — Family Law Bill [Lords] (25 Mar 1996)

Mr Paul Boateng: ...terrorised in her own home to sit down in the same room as her victimiser and oppressor and to believe that there can be a hope in hell of that resulting in adequate mediation is to live in cloud cuckoo land. My experience of family law dates back to the very start of my career as an articled clerk—long before going to the Bar—when I acted for a marvellous woman called Erin Pizzey,...

Orders of the Day — Audit (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (6 Dec 1995)

Mr Paul Boateng: ...power that have occurred in the London borough of Brent, bringing local government generally into disrepute? To pretend that Westminster is the only borough affected by scandal is to live in cloud cuckoo land. Brent is certainly among those boroughs, and so is Wandsworth.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Charge and Rate of Corporation Tax for 1992 (10 Jun 1992)

Mr Paul Boateng: .... Friends the Members for Kingswood and for Lewisham, West, if one neglects manufacturing and believes simply that financial services alone can form the basis of a sound economy, one lives in cloud cuckoo land. Since the news was put out that the plug was to be pulled on Olympia and York at Canary Wharf, GEC has announced a cut of more than 800 jobs in Chelmsford in Essex on top of the...

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