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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of featherbed.


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  • Nor that so many New Labour ministers moved effortlessly from government to work for the same companies their own privatisation efforts had so lavishly featherbedded.

    The corporate grip on public life is a threat to democracy

  • Unlike the BBC it is not state-sponsored and receives no licence fee; it is not bound to objectivity by a Charter that in return for a pledge of objectivity gives it its increasingly anomalistic and untenably privileged position (in this era of multi-channel broadcasting) of being featherbedded by what is in effect a poll tax on every household in Britain with a television set.

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

  • It's also clear that those of us who continued to live the old-fashioned way are to be punished by the majority for our quaint adherence to that creed -- while the feckless, the dim, the improvident and the greedy are featherbedded until the rest of us run out of money.

    John Rentoul today puts Trevor Kavanagh and myself in the...

  • That would set a fire of public opinion against the BBC being featherbedded - a big amplification of the Jonathan Ross-type complaints about wasting OUR money.


  • These people in the private sector are being asked to hand over more of their little to the already featherbedded public sector.

    Ironic Ducks

  • Let's hope that this discreditable affair ends the anomalous featherbedded status of the arrogant, biased, venal, and wasteful BBC for once and for all.

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

  • Co-operatives have been featherbedded with soft loans, favourable tax treatment and other statutory supports.

    ANC Agricultural Policy

  • For example, every unit I was in was massively featherbedded and when they say "the right way, the wrong way, and the Army way," they're not kidding. Main RSS Feed

  • The solution for states and municipalities is to declare bankrupty, void the featherbedded union teachers and public employee hack contracts and benefits, and either Home Page

  • The first thing a professional manager would do is slash wages and dismiss featherbedded employees.



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