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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.

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

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


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


  • 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.”


  • 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.”



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