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  • Looking especially at the Law Society Gazette report, it seems to be the usual: measures introduced with some good points (as acknowledged by both Con and LD in House of Lords) but with the implementation taking away some basic rights and trampling on people who fall outside the standard template by poor drafting and cocked-up implementation of details (e.g., right to see a solicitor at any time).

    Thank god for Boris (or, why I’ll never get my hair done in Manchester)

  • Now that Blair has basically made a cocked-up mess out of everything, now he says, “OK Gordon, you can have it”?

    Matthew Yglesias » Bye, Bye, Blair

  • I mean who has achieved the least and cocked-up the most.

    Don't be sick in Wales.

  • To me, it begins to look very much like someone (or several persons) cocked-up and one hopes that an inquiry will bring this to the fore.

    A freakin water-taxi!

  • It sticks in my memory because I cocked-up one word, writing "Edinborough" for "Edinburgh".

    Speeling Bee

  • It's also a detective story, and Ellis can write those fairly well as the first six issues of Desolation Jones - cocked-up ending notwithstanding - proves.

    Flippin’ through Previews – May 2008 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • The Government has 'cocked-up' big time - its own agency leaked the disease for goodness sake.

    The Curse returns

  • Your party are performing miserably, Cameron cocked-up big style in the by-election, you're there to be shot at like anyone else.

    Mail Staff to Rebel Against Pro-Brown Stance?

  • Well, he has a royally…cocked-up way of going about business.

    The Art Thief

  • Does anyone else think that perhaps, just perhaps, Foley was thrown to the media sharks to distract them and the American public from the much more serious issues of gutting the Constitution, shredding the Bill of Rights, and being publicly exposed as lying incompetents who deceived their won country into an unwinnable and totally cocked-up war?

    Think Progress » Hume Compares Mark Foley To President Clinton

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