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All 4 results for cuckoo speaker:Dennis Skinner

Energy: Towards 2050 (20 Jun 2002)

Dennis Skinner: ...to say all that in the 1980s, when we told the Tory Government that, if that happened, it would be dangerous in terms of supplies, which would run out. Everybody said that we were living in cloud cuckoo land and that the pits did not matter. Of course, they went ahead and closed the pits. In 1984, there were about 170 pits, and now there are probably about 14. The situation would be even...

Air-to-Air Missile (3 Mar 1992)

Dennis Skinner: The cuckoo has turned into a parrot.

Schedule 16: Lord Chancellor (Salary) (10 Apr 1989)

Dennis Skinner: Already, we have heard the first cuckoo. Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there has been a lot of talk in the corridors from Tory Members of Parliament, barristers and others in the legal profession, who are fuming with the current Lord Chancellor—on his big fat salary of £91,500 a year—for trying to introduce those new measures and upsetting their cosy little existence? How many...

House of Commons (Sound Broadcasting) (6 Feb 1978)

Dennis Skinner: ...constituted Committee does not have it all its own way. The hon. Member for Bristol, West spoke about Hansard's being the Official Report and only an official report. He must be living in Cloud-cuckoo land if he believes that. When I voted for sound broadcasting of our proceedings and subsequently for televising them, if that happens, I did it in the knowledge that it would change the...


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