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But former prisoner Bobby Cummines said : "If prisoners are excluded from voting then we don't have a democratic society, we are just paying lip service to one.
In a world where celebrities are raiding African orphanages for trophy kids or paying lip service to political and religious causes, how refreshing to see a young actress make a real difference.
But green campaigners accused councils of paying lip service to the importance of environmental policies without carrying them out.
They must demonstrate that they are not just paying lip service to the criticisms in the report, but have truly taken them on board.
Investors in People said its study showed some employers were paying lip service to the health of their staff.
Too many think it means throwing money at marketing fads or paying lip service to "out-of-the-box" thinking.
So was he merely paying lip service to the notion of a force with more gays and lesbians on it?
Banks are merely paying lip service to helping vulnerable consumers and are failing to meet the needs of those who are financially excluded, Citizens Advice said today.
The rest (as I explained in April's article) is in the hands of government and industry, which have only been paying lip service to any task force on high gasoline prices.
For instance, "The federal government, while paying lip service to the important role of art in our country, gives less money to all American performing arts institutions, from the Metropolitan Opera on down, than it does to the annual allocation for military bands.