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All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Gerald Howarth

Orders of the Day — Disqualifications Bill: Clause 1 (30 Nov 2000)

Gerald Howarth: ...spoke on 14 November and which I successfully opposed, part of the pattern. Once the oath of allegiance is removed, it is much easier for people who do not owe allegiance to this country to sit as cuckoos in the nest in this Parliament but serve another country and its interests.

House of Lords Reform (19 Jun 2000)

Gerald Howarth: ...he did not persuade me entirely. However, people who think that a wholly elected upper House would not wish to arrogate to itself powers enabling it to challenge this House are living in cloud cuckoo land. Regardless of the electoral arrangements, Members of the second Chamber will be elected by the same people who elect us. They will therefore claim an electoral authority and a mandate,...

Orders of the Day — Royal Assent (9 Mar 2000)

Gerald Howarth: ...may level against the individual concerned, but we shall nevertheless find our courts clogged up with a whole load of cases because complainants will not have much to lose. He is living in cloud cuckoo land if he is not prepared to acknowledge that. If the Bill becomes law, it will provide complainants with the means by which to accuse the police of having acted in a racist fashion. The...

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