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All 5 results for cuckoo speaker:Dennis Canavan

Hong Kong (5 Dec 1984)

Dennis Canavan: ...China. Anyone who imagines that the naked unbridled capitalist economy of Hong Kong could be transplanted to the People's Republic of China and continue to feed all those people is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. Although the draft agreement provides that for half a century after 1997 there will be guaranteed co-existence for a capitalist system alongside the Socialist system, no realistic...

Orders of the Day — Supply: Higher Education (Scotland) (17 Mar 1982)

Dennis Canavan: ...of the special problems associated with the need to increase the number of high-quality entrants to the engineering professions. I do not know whether the Secretary of State is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. He was afraid to give way to me during his speech, but I can read to him the statistics of the number of science and engineering places that have been cut between the academic years...

Orders of the Day — Tenants' Rights, etc. (Scotland) Bill (14 Jan 1980)

Dennis Canavan: ...rather than by priorities based on need. If we imagine that the factors which existed at the time when public sector housing was introduced in Scotland no longer exist, we are living in cloud-cuckoo-land. For the Secretary of State to talk about a so-called surplus of dwelling-houses in Scotland is nonsense. Thousands of people, especially young couples, are queueing up for a house. Their...

Orders of the Day — Teacher Training Colleges (Scotland) (15 Mar 1977)

Dennis Canavan: .... This transfer of resources theory, which the Treasury is trying to persuade the Scottish Office and all the other Government Departments to adopt, is not borne out in fact. It is living in cloud cuckoo land. The transfer is not taking place in financial or human terms. That is why I say that it is about time that the Treasury started listening not just to my hon. Friend the Member for...

Clause 1: Penalties for Offences Against Enactments Relating to Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries. (2 Mar 1976)

Dennis Canavan: ...the Labour Government are waiting to change the law of this country until they have the agreement of landlords, fishing syndicates and similar over- privileged groups, they must be living in cloud-cuckoo-land. We shall never get the agreement of such people, and we were not elected to go on our knees and ask for their voluntary co-operation. We were elected by a majority in Scotland and...


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