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All 3 results for cuckoo speaker:Hon. Oliver Stanley

Overseas Resources Development Bill (6 Nov 1947)

Hon. Oliver Stanley: ...basis this particular choice of function for the two corporations, and I am afraid that we have to look not for logical but for personal reasons. The fact is that the Minister of Food is the cuckoo in the nest. He got into the groundnuts nest pretty early, and he is a big and loud bird, and all the flustered flutterings of the hen birds from the Colonial Office have never managed to get...

Overseas Resources Development Bill (6 Nov 1947)

Hon. Oliver Stanley: The cuckoo won in the end.

Orders of the Day — Ways and Means: Amendment of Law (17 Apr 1947)

Hon. Oliver Stanley: ...in prospects I should be feeling very nervous. I should regard the Chancellor of the Exchequer with a very great deal of suspicion and I should be determined that at all costs I would keep the cuckoo out of the nest. If they do not, and if they are not on their guard, Ministers who are in that position will find themselves next year quite undeservedly having to face the Nemesis which...


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