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His QC, John Campbell, said: "This was against a family background of four self-made men, accustomed to plain speaking.
Plain speaking that should be reproduced for all men of a certain age.
AND picking up last week's hook about more plain speaking, what about these for the future?
Your daughter obviously has no problem with a bit of plain speaking at all.
Plain speaking Brown is playing a key role in the negotiations ahead of the meeting, and said: "We can't again engage in meaningless, empty commitments which don't survive the flight home.
He added: "As a plain speaking Derry man let me say that unionist majority rule is gone and gone forever.
6 : frank <The judge is famous for her plain speaking.
Similar to its home town of Huddersfield, Quarry Garage has a reputation for plain speaking, fairness and honesty - qualities which have made it stand out from the rest
One said, "Don't chastise someone for plain speaking - we all use this language.
Backed by the Plain English Campaign, Hugh Logan, managing director of Your Communications, is convinced that businesses should get back to good old plain speaking.
If your first contact with recruits after the orientation program is a session on "How to Please the Boss"-- never so crudely titled of course--you'll earn their respect for plain speaking, a generational favorite.