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All 5 results for cuckoo speaker:Baroness Thatcher

European Council (Rome) (30 Oct 1990)

Mrs Margaret Thatcher: Oh dear, it seems that there must be quite a lot of late parrots in cloud cuckoo land, judging by the right hon. Gentleman coming out with that stuff. Of course, if there is a parallel currency and people choose to make more and more use of it, it could evolve into a single currency, but that could not be done without a decision coming back to this House and, I believe, to the people of this...

European Council (Brussels) (15 Feb 1988)

Mrs Margaret Thatcher: ...am grateful to my hon. Friend for his thanks. We got about 95 per cent. of what we set out to get, and anyone who thinks that 95 per cent. would have been available at Hanover is thinking in cloud-cuckoo-land.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Dec 1987)

Mrs Margaret Thatcher: I have given the right hon. Gentleman the answer to his first question. If he does not know what our financial and economic policy is, he must be living in cloud-cuckoo-land.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Feb 1984)

Mrs Margaret Thatcher: I saw what the Leader of the Opposition wrote about rejecting, revising or re-writing the treaty of Rome. That was absolutely cloud-cuckoo-land. There are now 10 members of the EEC, and the number is about to go up to 12. The prospect of solemnly re-writing the whole thing means that the right hon. Gentleman utterly rejects the EEC, and this is merely a ploy to get him over the European elections.

Counter-Inflation Policy (20 Jul 1977)

Mrs Margaret Thatcher: ...What is the sense of putting a subsidy on something at the same time as one is putting a tax of 10 per cent. on gas because it is not expensive enough? These are the economics and politics of cloud-cuckoo-land. The Chancellor is also making hefty grants to industry. I believe that in restructuring industry Governments must swim with the economic tide and not against it. The Government do...


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