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All 7 results for cuckoo speaker:Mr John Pardoe

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Indexation of Capital Gains Tax (16 May 1978)

Mr John Pardoe: ...who argue the Friedman policy for dealing with inflation, of acting on the money supply, but deny that we have to go along with his proposals for making it politically possible, are living in cloud-cuckoo land. The only way in which one could make it politically possible to follow Friedman would be to have general indexation. However, I agree that general indexation would be impossible....

Public Expenditure (16 Mar 1978)

Mr John Pardoe: ...the economy who does not also enter the caveat "but with an enforceable incomes policy". They all say it. Only the Tribune Group wishes to have its cake and eat it and, consequently, lives in cloud-cuckoo-land. All this leads me to conclude that Government borrowing should be higher than it now is. There is plenty of room for greater borrowing. The argument about crowding out does not...

Clause 7: Charge of Corporation Tax for Financial Year 1973. (21 May 1974)

Mr John Pardoe: ...existed before the war. The parallel is not entirely irrelevant. Many people then knew that German rearmament was taking place but they did not like what they knew so they invented a cloud cuckoo land to accord with their own wishes. They pretended that German rearmament did not exist—at least, did not exist to an extent which made it necessary for us to do anything about it. The...

Orders of the Day — Counter-Inflation Bill (29 Jan 1973)

Mr John Pardoe: ...supported the policy he has advocated this afternoon. I must tell the right hon. Gentleman, however, that when he says that he prefers a voluntary prices and incomes policy, he is living in cloud-cuckoo land. One might just as well say that one prefers a voluntary taxation system. It is not possible, and it never will be possible. I do not believe we shall solve the problem of inflation...

Orders of the Day — Fire Precautions (Loans) Bill (23 Jan 1973)

Mr John Pardoe: ...need for these fire precautions. However, if the hon. Member for Hove (Mr. Maddan) thinks that this Bill will get any fire precautions made, will get any fire escapes built, he is living in cloud-cuckoo-land. It is essential to get the Fire Precautions Act implemented as quickly and as painlessly as possible. This is what the Government are refusing to do, and have refused to do ever...

Agriculture (11 Jul 1968)

Mr John Pardoe: ...time to throw eggs at him, but I have had some interest in eggs since coming to the House. I regard the Egg Marketing Board as a classic example of what happens when agriculture dwells in cloud-cuckoo-land. I hope that the right hon. Gentleman will arrange for a debate on the Report long before he implements its recommendations. I ask him to beware of the siren voices of the N.F.U. and the...

Orders of the Day — South-West Economic Planning Council (Report) (26 Mar 1968)

Mr John Pardoe: ...The hon. Member for Honiton stated some of the Press reactions. My experience in the further west part of the peninsula is that it is a very widespread reaction. The Government are living in cloud cuckoo land. Almost unbelievable complacency is shown in page 5 of their reply. The first paragraph talks of …the benefits of the massive programme of assistance to development areas… What...

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