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The wretchedly plausible David Cameron - a king of spin but apparently lacking substance - paid lip service to voters' concerns before the last General Election.
Douglas Bain dismissed the claim against MLA Jimmy Spratt and expressed concern that it had been supported unanimously by the UUP despite lacking substance.
The stylish location is far from lacking substance however, with a restaurant bar, sauna and relaxation area on-site to ensure guests are treated to the utmost in excellence.
But in recent years the program has been criticized as lacking substance.
All the plans he has seen are lacking substance, he said.
com -- which offers information and advice on a variety of topics -- is sometimes criticized for lacking substance.
Hype can often be a hindrance in sport, none more so than in racing, but those who dare accuse Peter Moody''s mare of lacking substance are simply wrong.
Australian sprinting sensation Black Caviar has enthralled the racing public and those who dare accuse Peter Moody's mare of lacking substance are simply wrong.
One may make light of such presidential debates -- even a country such as the United States has seen the Republican primaries criticized heavily for lacking substance.
MORE populist tub-thumping lacking substance has been heard from those wanting an elected mayor to run Coventry City Council.
Perry and President Bush are not friendly--Perry's presentation was flat, lacking substance and sophistication.
Implicating the agencies in this murder, by a section of press have been declared as baseless and lacking substance.