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All 6 results for cuckoo speaker:John Home Robertson

Scottish Parliament: Energy Policy (10 Nov 2005)

John Home Robertson: Mr Lochhead is overstepping himself. If he really thinks that we could fill the whole of the energy gap in that way, he is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. The big question is where that 60 per cent of base-load electricity will come from. I mean what I say about the need for a mix. Some of that power should come from clean-coal technology, using Scottish coal. However, we should keep the use of...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (10 Dec 2003)

John Home Robertson: ...Heath any day. Members might expect me to say that. As for the nationalists, whatever happened to the idea of independence in Europe? We have now moved on to the idea of independence in cloud-cuckoo-land. Alex Salmond suggests that he can take Britain out of the common fisheries policy by means of a 10-minute rule bill in the House of Commons, which is a bit like suggesting that we could...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (30 Oct 1990)

John Home Robertson: ...but a union of nations, just as the European Community is a community of nations? Is she aware that most of us want to see both the union and the Community flourish, and cannot understand why the cuckoo in Downing street is doing so much to destroy both that Community and that union?

Orders of the Day — Bovine Somatotropin (14 Nov 1989)

John Home Robertson: ...economic. The hon. Member should get that point straight. The hon. Member for Ryedale suggested that farmers will be free to use this product if they want to. Surely he must be living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks that it will be so easy for farmers. If this product comes on to the market, the competitive dynamics of the marketplace will compel farmers to take advantage of it. It is...

Orders of the Day — Housing (Scotland) Bill: Rent Officers: Additional Functions Relating to Housing Benefit etc (30 Mar 1988)

John Home Robertson: ...I am afraid that there is absolutely no way in which he can do so. It is irrefutable. That is what the Government are legislating for, and the Minister knows it. He must be even deeper into cloud cuckoo land than we thought he was if he is suggesting that the private rented sector will produce a large amount of low-priced rented accommodation to deal with Scotland's tragedy of over 30,000...

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Local Authorities (Expenditure) (11 Jun 1980)

John Home Robertson: Will the Minister desist from interfering in the day-to-day work of local authorities, which must live with real 22 per cent. inflation rather than his cloud-cuckoo 13 per cent.? Can he explain why the East Lothian district council has been stopped from building a desperately-needed community complex with its own money? That application to spend its own money has been lying on the Secretary...

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