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All 2 results for cuckoo speaker:Mr Richard Luce

The Executive (Powers) (31 Mar 1988)

Mr Richard Luce: ...suggestion to the hon. Gentleman is that he is in need of a very long holiday, and I therefore wish him a very happy Easter. He deserves a holiday after a speech like his. He is living in cloud-cuckoo land if he believes what he has just been saying. I accept that opponents of the Government are looking desperately for ammunition, which often takes the form of what might be described as...

Rhodesia (23 Jan 1980)

Mr Richard Luce: ...participate successfully in the agreement. If the hon. Gentleman thinks that after a seven-year war the Governor can simply wave a magic wand and overnight solve the problem, he is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. Great progress has been made. Casualties are down, and all incidents are fully investigated.

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