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All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Pete Wishart

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: Clause 5 (11 Nov 2008)

Pete Wishart: ...prepared to give up its right to nominate political commissioners, which confirms my strong suspicions that party political interests are at play here. To pretend otherwise is like living in cloud cuckoo land. Of course party political interests are at play, otherwise there would not be party political commissioners.

Orders of the Day — London Olympics Bill: New Clause 1 — Limit on Power of Greater London Authority to Raise Money from Council Tax for Expenditure on London Olympics (6 Dec 2005)

Pete Wishart: ...labour for this project; all the best of luck in that regard. This new clause is about what will happen if there is overspend, and as sure as night follows day, there will be; it is living in cloud cuckoo land to believe otherwise. As we have heard, the Sydney games overran by twice the projected amount, and the Athens games—the last to be held in Europe—overran by five times the...

Department of Trade and Industry — People, Post Offices and Pensions (11 Dec 2003)

Pete Wishart: ...very seriously. Most of them went into the business thinking it would be their own pension book—their little nest egg. However, the nest egg will not take care of their future; they have found a cuckoo in the nest and it is devouring their whole livelihood. Postmasters are being encouraged to diversify and to take on "extras". Indeed, any hon. Member visiting a marginal post office in...

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