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  • Lawyers, both the real type and barrack-room, can argue till the cows come home about the legality but this cant ever be tested; anyway the UN relies for its moral force on commanding widespread support for its actions, not the law, particularly if the latter is disputed.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • "Who says that, now?" cries this barrack-room lawyer, and his mates muttered and swore; other folk began to cluster round, and I saw I must scotch this matter on the spot.


  • So he was, with an admiring crowd round him in the middle of the barrack-room, applauding as he harangued them.


  • Well, one swallow don't make a summer, or one ill-natured agitator a revolt - no doubt what I'm telling you now about barrack-room discontent among the sepoys looks strong evidence of trouble brewing, but it didn't seem so bad then.


  • But dark as he was, and light-skinned as many frontiersmen are, he must surely have stained his body, or he could hardly have passed for long in a sepoy barrack-room.


  • These are the trivial things that stick in memory, but none clearer than the inside of that great barrack-room, with the wounded lying in a long, sighing, groaning line down one wall, and a few yards away, behind roughly improvised screens of chick and canvas, four hundred women and children, who had lived in that confined, sweating furnace for two weeks.


  • We shall best see how far these doubts were deserved by Hereward, or how far they were unjust, by following his course after he left his barrack-room.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • The barrack-room lawyers who claim that Iran is not threatening to attack Israel because of some grammatical nonsense they have dreamt up, are really just displaying the usual ignorance or worse.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Adds Knyazeva: "" But he's just a barrack-room loudmouth. ''

    Lebed's On The March Again

  • Arnie and he had enjoyed a game of tennis, doing the male-bonding bit, and Arnie had thrown around a whole lot of male barrack-room bantertoo much for Harrys taste, when Arnies wife was only a few yards away marinating steaks and fixing salad for the familys evening barbecue.

    The Edge of Madness


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