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  • He was therefore, it appears, one of the "Wets" - a useful term which should be revived.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Not, surely, a return of Heathites and Wets, which is what Mrs Thatcher thought the Research Department represented in her early days as leader.

    The Spectator's Notes

  • Margaret Thatcher turned conference debate into Stalinist rallies and witch-hunted the so-called Wets - and that was just how she dealt with dissent on her side.

    Be My Enemy

  • "Wets" and "Drys" in a score of Colorado towns engaged in a battle in yesterday's municipal elections.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • She was always embattled, always plotted against, always in danger of another rebellion by the "Wets".

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • There's more to it, of course, but you'll have to brave the swamps before anyone talks, suffering weird hallucinations and the attention of the 'Wets', a backwater family of

    Edge Online - Interactive Entertainment Today

  • The divide between these two titans of Conservatism was formative for the Conservative party, dividing it into 'Wets' and 'Dries' for a generation.

    BUCF

  • Thatcher with ice-cold dertermination purged her cabinet of 'Wets' and refused point-blank to reflate the economy.

    BUCF

  • As a result, said Louis Steinberger, president of a New Jersey soft-drink trade association, his industry found business “so good under Prohibition that we are determined to offend neither the Wets nor the Drys, and let the fight go merrily on.”

    LAST CALL

  • In wet New Jersey, prosecutors addressed the overload with a modus vivendi that made Willebrandt despair: they would “please the Drys by filing cases,” she recalled years later, “and take care of the Wets by never bringing the cases to trial.”

    LAST CALL

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