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All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Sir Frank Soskice

Orders of the Day — Rhodesia and Nyasaland Federation Bill: Clause 1. — (Power by Order in Council to Establish Federation, etc.) (9 Jun 1953)

Sir Frank Soskice: ...should disappear. The Secretary of State for the Colonies used the most unfortunate phrase, which we all remember and which I suppose is constantly repeated in Africa, that he would be a kind of "cuckoo" Minister. That was a serious proposal by the London experts, but out this Minister went and nothing as satisfactory was put in his place. All there is is an African Affairs Board, which is...

Orders of the Day — Central African Federation (24 Mar 1953)

Sir Frank Soskice: ...untrue," I will say that a number of people think that it is very likely the case that he has been rather ham-handed in his treatment of the Africans. The Secretary of State called the Minister a cuckoo Minister. I am sure that was a phrase which was not particularly appreciated by African opinion. African opinion no doubt thought, as the London experts did, and as the Secretary of State...

Orders of the Day — Central African Federation (24 Mar 1953)

Sir Frank Soskice: I do not want to quibble. The Secretary of State used the expression "cuckoo Minister," and he says he was quoting it from some other source. If he withdraws it and regrets it, so be it. The point I want to make is that, if one is looking at this sequence of events through African eyes, one starts with the London experts' scheme. When we come to the next stage in the proceedings we find that...

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