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  • The arrant presumption of such petty-minded and mean-spirited gall will only strengthen my resolve, stoke my passion and galvanize me to stand firmer and push harder.

    Racebending and Integration

  • Whilst not detracting from your very valid point about petty-minded support staff frustrating the real work of a police force; Police officers ARE civilians.

    The Wrong Kind Of Snow « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Nick Cohen, go and draw your Axes of evil in a kids colouring-in book and you can join the dots between Hungary, Belarus and Venezuela in an appropriate format and not soil a serious news media with this kind of pre-Iraq-war petty-minded drivel.

    Who will confront the hatred in Hungary? | Nick Cohen

  • Not to mention he's done this without any support from republicans, while stewarding a Congress comprised of petty-minded democrats.

    How's Obama doing?

  • Yet having agreed to the scheme, she is being roundly accused of being a petty-minded euroskeptic.

    The Ugly 'Euroskeptic'

  • Germany's rational concerns about the bailout are construed as petty-minded selfishness and worse.

    The Ugly 'Euroskeptic'

  • 'Speaking of which,' she continued, 'No longer will Very Important People - like myself - be greeted by ridicule from petty-minded jobsworths when we - not unreasonably - demand 'Do you know who I am?' when faced with their niggling attempts to sidetrack us from our important drinki…er… government business.'

    The Case FOR ID Cards

  • 'Speaking of which,' she continued, 'No longer will Very Important People - like myself - be greeted by ridicule from petty-minded jobsworths when we - not unreasonably - demand 'Do you know who I am?' when faced with their niggling attempts to sidetrack us from our important drinki…er… government business.'

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Everyone in this family is an old-fashioned, petty-minded bunch of snobbish xenophobic obsolete muppets.

    The National Affront

  • Winston-Smith is entitled to wallow in his petty-minded francophobia but he has no right to forbid Tancred and Margaret Muller-Johansson from commenting on the UK because they do not live there.

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

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