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All 2 results for cuckoo speaker:Lord McAvoy

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Committee (9th Day) (Continued) (17 Jan 2011)

Lord McAvoy: ...Back-Benchers who are being dictatorial in their approach to any opposition. Before Liberal Lords fall about laughing too much, I remind them that Mr Adrian Sanders has called Danny Alexander a cuckoo in the nest because he is more Tory than the Tories now, so let them laugh at that as well. Look at where we are. This is illiberal and authoritarian. I take the point of view that consensus,...

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Committee (6th Day) (20 Dec 2010)

Lord McAvoy: ...a battering ram against the system of elections in this country and believe that it will be a magnificent stepping stone to the Valhalla of proportional representation. They are living in cloud-cuckoo-land and should stop wasting people's time. I believe that the amendment is worth supporting because it emphasises that we should be careful. We have something precious here in the United...

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