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All 2 results for cuckoo speaker:Mr Russell Johnston

Budget of the European Communities for 1995 (28 Nov 1994)

Mr Russell Johnston: ...are slow, they are beginning to have an effect. People who claim that, somehow or other, one can wave a magic wand and reform the common agricultural policy, just like that, are living in cloud cuckoo land. Political pressures make it impossible. The complications of social and rural support, which feed through the CAP, make it impossible. We all agree that we should move towards reform,...

Orders of the Day — Development Areas (2 Aug 1966)

Mr Russell Johnston: ...application of the tax. I hope that he will soon be able to announce a provision of this kind. If he does not I honestly believe that, he is, in the words of my right hon. Friend, living in cloud-cuckoo-land. It is all very well arguing that one is penalising the service industries and benefiting the manufacturing industries, but in the Highland areas they have no manufacturing industries...

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