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All 8 results for cuckoo speaker:Bill Cash

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill: Future Relationship Between the UK and the EU (18 Jul 2018)

Bill Cash: ...argued against ever since I first wrote about this in early 1990. Anyone who believes we could remain in the present EU, from which we have escaped in the nick of time, is simply living in cloud cuckoo land. I wish to add something about those who would want to reverse this process, although I am not pointing the finger at anybody or any group of people in particular. I have heard of rats...

Bill Presented — European Convention on Human Rights (Temporary Withdrawal) Bill: Remuneration of EU Staff (21 Feb 2012)

Bill Cash: ...a rarity in European affairs—but, as it happens, the Opposition spokesman. This is a very important debate, because it indicates what is going on in the European Union. There is a complete cloud cuckoo land, which I observed when I went to the multi-annual surveillance framework meeting a few months ago.

European Union Fiscal Union — [Annette Brooke in the Chair] (14 Sep 2011)

Bill Cash: ...on 8 September—only a few days ago—in The Times, which also had rather a good leader, either on the same day or the day before. It is rather amusing that she says: “It’s no longer cuckoo to take the Swiss road; Britain and the EU are no longer going in the same direction. We should grab the chance for an amicable divorce”. She then explains how that would be done. Essentially,...

European Union Fiscal Union — [Annette Brooke in the Chair] (14 Sep 2011)

Bill Cash: ...to be able to bail out the other member states. The money is simply not there. To imagine that Germany could carry the weight of the Spanish debt is, as Camilla Cavendish has said, complete cloud cuckoo land. We can see the Italian position getting increasingly out of control, while the Greek situation is beyond critical. Greece should exit the euro—that is perfectly clear—but there...

Orders of the Day — European Union (Accessions) Bill: Clause 1 — Accession Treaty (24 Nov 2005)

Bill Cash: ...the people and the elites, whether in individual countries or the EU as a whole. I told my hon. Friend the Member for Altrincham and Sale, West (Mr. Brady) that I thought an element of cloud cuckoo land was apparent. I was referring not specifically to what he was saying, but to the inability of Opposition or Government Front-Benchers to grapple with the vacuum that has emerged between...

Orders of the Day — European Union (Accessions) Bill: Clause 1 — Accession Treaty (24 Nov 2005)

Bill Cash: ...and given events in Hungary concerning the excessive deficit procedure, my feeling is that—notwithstanding those of us who are in favour of enlargement—some people are living in complete cloud cuckoo land on the question of the kind of Europe that we need to develop. I will not go into that issue in detail now as I hope to make a speech on it later, but we need to be very cautious in...

European Treaty Referendum (11 Jun 2003)

Bill Cash: ..., if this treaty went through we would need to change the European Communities Act 1972 in order to guarantee the sovereignty of this Parliament; because otherwise, the constitution would be like a cuckoo in the nest and would take us over.

Orders of the Day — Referendums (Scotland and Wales) Bill: Referendum in Scotland (3 Jun 1997)

Bill Cash: ...on previous constitutional Bills has lasted for as long as 30 days, whereas we will be given as few as one or two days to debate this measure. We are debating a Bill which has been conceived in a cuckoo's nest of a Cabinet that is controlled by a Scots cabal of Ministers of the Crown, representing the biggest takeover of the United Kingdom since the Union, in 1603, of the Crowns of...


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