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All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Lord Whitty

Academies Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (continued) (21 Jun 2010)

Lord Whitty: ...of its oversight. My first amendment is my ideal. Amendment 116 says that the local authorities should be consulted and should agree the proposals. I appreciate that that is fairly close to cloud-cuckoo land, given the Government's intentions. In any case, if there was a disagreement between the local authorities and the Secretary of State, you would have to build in an arbitration...

Fisheries: Net Mesh Sizes (3 Nov 2004)

Lord Whitty: My Lords, we are not withdrawing from the common fisheries policy. I know that certain noble Lords and certain political parties think that that is an option but, frankly, they are in cloud cuckoo land. We are dealing with a situation in which we know that the common fisheries policy has not been the most appropriate, but a common fisheries policy of some sort is necessary. We are just at the...

Hunting Bill (12 Oct 2004)

Lord Whitty: ...the arcane arguments of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Donaldson. Indeed, that is putting it politely—but perhaps a court of law will find differently. Sometimes a court of law ends up in cloud cuckoo land, but from a normal, commonsense point of view, the 1949 Act is clearly as much an Act of Parliament as any other Act. Basically, I would say that the noble and learned Lord's...

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