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All 2 results for cuckoo speaker:Mr Raymond Powell

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (5 Dec 1995)

Mr Raymond Powell: ...Tatton. If he thinks that Labour's lead in the opinion polls can be reduced within the next 18 months without a giveaway Budget and a substantial reduction in interest rates, he is living in cloud cuckoo land. When I entered the House 16 years ago—you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, were here long before, and it can be seen that we are aging—there was a lengthy list of hon. Members waiting to...

Colliery Closures (3 Apr 1985)

Mr Raymond Powell: Caerphilly. Therefore, it is without reservation that I stress the urgency of the need for the House to be afforded time to debate this issue. Knowing the attitude of the NCB chairman—the cuckoo in the nest for the Government—I would not feel safe eating my Easter egg in the short recess with MacGregor let loose with his chopper, and 1,500 jobs in my constituency at risk. There...

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