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All 4 results for cuckoo speaker:the Earl of Onslow

European Union (Amendment) Bill (1 Apr 2008)

the Earl of Onslow: ...Lords have, that this is the last piece of European integration is a flight of fancy. To pretend that this treaty is not an empowerment treaty of the European Union is, I suggest, simply cloud-cuckoo-land. If we want Europe to succeed, we want the people of England, of France, of Germany, of Scotland to be enthusiastic for what it does. I want to be able to walk without let or hindrance on...

Identity Cards Bill (12 Dec 2005)

the Earl of Onslow: ...this country is nearly 60 million—and assuming a 60 per cent take up, including children—that means that each centre will have a client base of three-quarters of a million people. Is this cloud cuckoo land or is this cloud cuckoo land?

Prevention of Terrorism Bill (7 Mar 2005)

the Earl of Onslow: returning to haunt Ministers by such little matters coming out of the woodwork and making the whole situation look odd and difficult. If I am allowed to mix metaphors, that particular egg in the cuckoo's nest was waiting to hatch.

Tobacco: EU Production (9 Jan 2003)

the Earl of Onslow: ...a year subsidising tobacco and take £1 million from Bernie Ecclestone, agreeing not to ban advertising. He then gets his bribe back, and advertising is banned. That is totally crazy. It is Cloud-cuckoo-land. We have not been able to change it for 20 years.

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