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Results 1–20 of 1000 for cuckoo

Homelessness (29 Jan 2020)

Luke Hall: ...put on record his experience in this matter and talked about the importance of substance misuse needs. My hon. Friend the Member for Watford (Dean Russell) spoke eloquently about his experience of cuckooing. We know that many rough sleepers have substance misuse needs and can struggle to access the support they need to tackle substance dependency. Indeed, data collected in 2018-19...

High Speed 2 (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (23 Jan 2020)

Lord Greaves: ...three or four years for more inquiries et cetera, the idea that a lot of activity would suddenly start up in the north of England as a result, and have lots of money allocated to it, is just cloud-cuckoo-land. It is a complete pipedream. The problem is that people see defects in the system for developing infrastructure in this country, of which HS2 is a good example, then transfer that to...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (19 Dec 2019)

Meg Hillier: ...tax policy, which does not work. On one estate, the Wenlock Barn estate in Hoxton, 74 families are hit by this policy and they do not have an option to move to a different property. It is a cloud cuckoo policy, and if the Prime Minister is anywhere near honest about his desire to be a one nation Conservative, it is one that he would abolish right now. All Governments should be creating a...

Scottish Parliament: Police Scotland (5 Dec 2019)

Willie Rennie: ...that to the one third of police officers who are turning up to work mentally unwell. The Government is not supporting the police; that is the last thing it is doing. The First Minister is in cloud-cuckoo-land if she is satisfied with the situation. Last week, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice said that he was “very satisfied” with police mental health, but only 3 per cent of police...

International Sustainability: Natural Resources and Biodiversity - Motion to Take Note (4 Nov 2019)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: ...talk to us of climate change. Today, I shall talk particularly about migratory birds and ask the Minister about habitat and COP 15. Many of our best-known summer birds are migrants. There is the cuckoo, whose calls mark the start of spring. There are swallows—your Lordships will know the well-known phrase that one does not make a summer—flycatchers and all sorts of summer visitors....

Post-18 Education and Funding Review - Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2019)

Lord Storey: ...happen. Finally, it is interesting to note that Mr Johnson and Mr Hunt have both announced spending plans as part of their leadership campaigns that even their own Chancellor thinks are in cloud-cuckoo-land. I have, to date, heard neither pledge to meet the cost of the Augar review. There is, of course, still plenty of time for each of them to agree to implement this review—at least one...

Local Government and Social Care Funding (24 Apr 2019)

Barbara Keeley: ...are in. At no point, in the middle of a crisis, would we be saying to the public, “Use the value of your property. Let’s go for this type of funding or that type of funding.” That is cloud cuckoo land. I wonder whether the hon. Gentleman listened to my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle talking about that absolutely crucial example. What would he say to...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill (3 Apr 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...follow the hon. Member for Eddisbury (Antoinette Sandbach), who has been one of the voices of sanity from the Government Benches throughout this debacle. Others, I am afraid, are living in cloud cuckoo land if they still believe that no deal will not be a disaster for the economy of these islands. My constituency has the second biggest financial sector in the United Kingdom; two major...

European Council: Article 50 Extension (22 Mar 2019)

Philip Davies: ..., or in some cases even overturn, the result that they promised to honour when they stood at the general election. If those people do not think that there will be a backlash, they are in cloud cuckoo land. The Government could, and should, leave on 29 March, as they promised all the way along. Why are they not doing that, and will the Minister give an absolute assurance that the two...

Point of Order: Business of the House (14 Mar 2019)

Andrea Leadsom: ...here in business questions from Members from right across the House who have concerns about having the time they need to scrutinise and debate legislation. I think the hon. Gentleman is in cloud cuckoo land. Do not take that from me, because Donald Tusk today says: “During my consultations ahead of #EUCO, I will appeal to the EU27 to be open to a long extension if the UK finds it...

Social Security: Sport in the UK (4 Feb 2019)

Chris Bryant: ...as happens in rugby. Subs are necessary because it takes 10 minute to do a proper assessment at the pitch side. It cannot be done in three minutes, and any ref who thinks it can is living in cloud cuckoo land, and dangerously so. Players and coaches often think they know best, but the only person who knows best is a doctor, who knows what they are talking about. If in doubt, sit them out....

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (29 Jan 2019)

Ian Blackford: ...this deal or no deal our constituents are set to suffer, and we cannot allow that to happen. Some Brexiteers argue that we will be okay without the internal markets of the EU. They are in cloud cuckoo land, harking back to the past. I say this to them: it is over. Let us look at the facts. The UK’s trade with County Cork is worth almost as much as its entire trade with South Africa....

Backbench Business: Knife Crime — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (24 Jan 2019)

Meg Hillier: ...rival Hackney gangs called out. I was told that the production team did a careful analysis of the content and that, in this case, they did not think it crossed the threshold. Do they live in cloud cuckoo land? They certainly know nothing about my borough. It was immediately obvious to me, and I am a middle-aged woman, for goodness’ sake—it is not like I’m down there with the kids. I...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (9 Jan 2019)

Lord Hutton of Furness: ...has been a complete failure—we have heard a repetition of that today—to understand the perspective of other member states of the European Union in this process. We have been living in cloud-cuckoo-land. These are huge errors for which, I am afraid to say, the Prime Minister cannot escape criticism. I believe she has pandered throughout to what the Chancellor of the Exchequer recently...

Future Immigration - Statement (19 Dec 2018)

Lord Green of Deddington: My Lords, the Minister may know that I have been engaged in immigration policy for 18 years. I am actually quite astonished by this White Paper because it could be described as cloud-cuckoo-land. The Opposition spokesmen have already poked a couple of dozen holes in it and I fear that the Minister will have a lot of difficulty later with all the points that arise from it. Does she realise...

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

Angus MacNeil: ...is not as old as he thought. On this 96th birthday of the United Kingdom, we are in what I would call a Laurel-and-Hardy situation with Brexit. It is clear that Brexit is crazy, silly, nuts, wacky, cuckoo, potty, daft, cracked, dippy, bonkers—the list goes on. In Gaelic, I could say that it is gòrach, faoin, amaideach, caoicheil, air bhoil—the list again goes on. We are seeing that...

Out-of-area Education: Cared-for Children (4 Dec 2018)

Gordon Henderson: ...I spoke about at the beginning of my speech, because it expresses in stark terms the frustration felt by many headteachers in Kent. It reads: “Sir, as a head teacher in Margate the terminology of cuckoo houses and county lines is all too familiar to me. Local authorities have shown irresponsibility and an utter lack of morality by sending their most vulnerable young people to Margate in...

Drugs Policy — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (23 Oct 2018)

Carolyn Harris: ...gangs and individuals who treat people like commodities. They inflict pain and suffering on vulnerable people, and sexually abuse them. Traffickers are targeting potential victims, including by “cuckooing”, whereby drug dealers befriend vulnerable addicts and supply them with narcotics before moving into their homes. They then threaten to withdraw the supply of drugs, or use threats...

Petition - Public Land for Public Good: Bootham Park: Drug Trafficking: County Lines (17 Oct 2018)

Ben Wallace: ...shows that some of the best ways to respond to the organised crime group is through the region, rather than just through the home force. The home force can play a role at spotting exploitation and cuckooing, but if we are to cut the head of the snake in the organised crime groups, it is often best done through the organised crime unit. I am sure that if she were to engage with her regional...


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