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All 6 results for cuckoo speaker:Lord Prescott

Opposition Day: Planning and Transport Congestion (29 Jun 1999)

John Prescott: ...creating a more integrated transport system and linking transport with planning and a wider range of Government policies. We cannot do that overnight—anybody who believes that we can is in cloud cuckoo land. To make those kinds of changes and to persuade people to make different decisions about how they will travel and move from A to B is not an easy task. However, it must be done....

Orders of the Day — Prisons (20 Dec 1976)

John Prescott: ...needed, because if people believe that at a stage when more and more people are going to prison we shall reduce the problem by cutting back on the provision of places, they are living in cloud-cuckoo-land. There will be problems. The problems are increasing. Do we get tougher? Do we put people in gaol, put them in cells, lock them up, feed food through the door and then forget about them?...

Orders of the Day — European Assembly Elections Bill (7 Jul 1977)

John Prescott: ...are the objectives that supporters of the European Federalists' Movement have set themselves. Clearly, those who believe that all that could be achieved by 1980 must have been living in cloud-cuckoo-land. Economic circumstances have changed considerably in the last few years, and events have moved against harmonisation and economic and monetary union. This was recognised by the late Tony...

Opposition Day: Rail Fares and Services (14 Feb 1990)

John Prescott: ...the Tories to lose the next election". He said that to tell inter-city commuters that they are getting travel too cheap was bizarre nonsense and that the Secretary of State was living in cloud-cuckoo-land. I am sure that the Secretary of State will say that, on careful reading of his hon. Friend's remarks, he is sure that he was widely misunderstood. I do not take that view. It is a clear...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (21 Mar 1985)

John Prescott: ...their monetary framework will lead to increased employment. Anybody who believes that in the sixth year of Tory Government we are in the middle of an economic recovery must be living in cloud-cuckoo-land. Therefore, the Budget has not achieved the targets set for it. In his 1984 Budget speech the Chancellor of the Exchequer said that the proposed tax reforms would create new jobs. We all...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (20 Mar 1986)

John Prescott: ...programmes and ensuring the acquisition of qualifications. Anybody who thinks that Spikey Dodds, after a two-year YTS scheme, is going to threaten Japan, Germany or America must be living in cloud-cuckoo-land. We are kidding ourselves if we believe that that is training for our youngsters, and we cannot maintain an industrialised economy without the skills necessary for a developed...

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