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Hansard gems: when is a dog really a cow?

When Parliament gets involved, of course. Step forward Arthur Champion in May 1956. The Labour Member of Parliament for South East Derbyshire said:

I remember that in commenting on the matter with which this new Clause is concerned [the MP for Leeds West] once used the phrase that the dog was the sacred cow of the British way of life.

Not a purple cow, I trust.

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