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All 2 results for cuckoo speaker:Lord Maxton

Orders of the Day — Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Bill: Police Complaints Panel (2 May 1985)

Mr John Maxton: ...if the Minister believes that the public at large—especially the large sections of society who are disadvantaged or unemployed—have enormous confidence in the police, he must be living in cloud-cuckoo-land. He should come and see the alienation in parts of Glasgow not just from the police but from authority generally. It is not good enough to say that there is enormous confidence in...

Clause 2: Detention and Questioning at Police Station (22 Jul 1980)

Mr John Maxton: I could not give the numbers. I said that the percentage might be smaller. Any Government supporter who claims that no policeman abuses his powers and gets away with it is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. There are policemen who abuse their powers. It need be only a small number. If one takes a station with 30 or 40 policemen operating in it, only one or two of them misusing their powers make for...

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