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All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Cyril Smith

Opposition Day: Ambulance Dispute (11 Jan 1990)

Cyril Smith: ...will understand that men will not accept 6·5 per cent. when other people are being offered greater increases. Anybody who thinks that they should accept 6·5 per cent. must be living in cloud-cuckoo-land. A more realistic offer should have been made. That is how industrial relations are usually carried on—not with employers saying, "Tell us by how much you are prepared to reduce your...

Budget: Amendment of the Law (19 Mar 1985)

Cyril Smith: ...people's businesses will decline because they do not have the custom. Therefore, anyone who imagines that wages councils are the enemies of employers, especially small businesses, lives in cloud-cuckoo-land. The abolition of the wages councils will not lead to more jobs. Ultimately, it may lead to fewer jobs because it could mean good businesses going to the wall as a consequence of...

Orders of the Day — Supply: Unemployment (14 Jul 1980)

Cyril Smith: ...school meals into a cafeteria service have been bought from Japan. I am told by the director of Chubb that that is happening with education authorities throughout the country. We really must be cuckoo. The same is happening with textiles, about which I know a little. In addition, police forces in Britain are being supplied with uniforms that are purchased from Germany and other countries....


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