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Yet again we have seen a high profile case where senior police officers have been proved to have lied, prevaricated and conspired to hide the truth from the public.
The government has dithered and prevaricated over announcing public referendums on elected mayors, but one day soon those areas to have a vote will be announced.
Labour prevaricated for a decade, while TB became rife in south-west England.
Saleh had been expected to sign the agreement -- which requires his resignation -- at the end of April but he prevaricated at the last minute.
Instead] the government hesitated, stuttered, searched, prevaricated, obstructed, obfuscated, and altered [its inquiry], adding outside observers to placate world opinion.