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All 6 results for cuckoo speaker:Nicholas Winterton

Opposition Day: Northern Ireland (Decommissioning) (16 May 2000)

Nicholas Winterton: If the hon. Gentleman believes that the IRA will make all its arms available for inspection, he is living in cloud cuckoo land. I did use another word, which was fool.

Clause 1: Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" (15 Jan 1998)

Nicholas Winterton: ...that inevitably means that its people become subservient to some other form of government, which in this case would be Brussels and Strasbourg. The hon. Member for North Durham is living in cloud cuckoo land if he believes that he is in favour of a nation state and is not in favour of a federal Europe, because much of what he stands for will inevitably lead to a federal state of Europe....

Orders of the Day — Milk Supplementary Levy (20 Feb 1985)

Nicholas Winterton: ...are huge contributors to the surpluses of dairy products. If, by that, my right hon. Friend thinks that he has achieved a great breakthrough for the British dairy producers, he is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. He knows my strong opposition to the package. It is as strong now as it was when he announced it in March 1984. I hope that the Minister of State will give the House a little more...

Trade (2 Feb 1983)

Nicholas Winterton: hon. Friend the Member for Harrow, Central (Sir A. Grant). I think that he made far too many sweeping generalisations. His reference to a free and open market means that he is living in cloud-cuckoo-land, and his feet are well off the ground. We must live in the real world. Let me deal with the clothing and textile industries, as I know them well, and consider some of the tariffs that...

Orders of the Day — LOCAL GOVERNMENT, PLANNING AND LAND (No. 2) BILL: Rates of Return: Powers of Secretary of State (3 Jul 1980)

Nicholas Winterton: ...'s concern that a local authority must have some integrity and must retain an element of independence. However, it can never be totally independent, and to suggest that it can is to live in cloud-cuckoo-land. The hon. Member, who represents a Leeds constituency, knows Manchester extremely well as he served and lived there for many years. I must point out, however, that the local authority...

Orders of the Day — Defence (1 Apr 1976)

Nicholas Winterton: ...aircraft, there are 230 Warsaw Pact aircraft. If that shows parity, if that shows balance, all I can say is that hon. Members below the Gangway on the Government side are living in one world, cloud-cuckoo land, and that we on this side of the House at least, perhaps with some members of the Government, are living in the real world. Let us also consider the balance of forces in the Eastern...

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