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The minister said that the chief minister was not speaking with farmers and her approach was high-handed.
The current anxiety is that the Bulgarian ministry of culture has suddenly woken up and begun to act in a high-handed manner without reasonable consultation.
The author drew a parallel with the high-handed attitude adopted by Gwynedd Council when deciding the closure of Aberdyfi and Llanegryn schools.
Future bloc Parliamentarian, Nougad Mashnouk, has disclosed that Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri finds himself in extremely tight spot vis-Ea-vis high-handed demands put to him by Hizbullah and oppositionists.
On the one hand there was a high-handed usurpation of a sovereign country, racism, cruelty, graft, greed and deceit.
It seems remarkable that the council are being unhelpful, high-handed, and arrogant.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura told a press conference that the Foreign Ministry plans to summon Myanmar Ambassador to Japan U Saw Hla Min in the evening and request the junta to ''refrain from resorting to force against protesters in a high-handed manner.
I thought the Magna Carta protected us from such high-handed treatment-we are citizens of Great Britain and wish to remain so.
Ichiro Ozawa is in a quest to change his image -- a pledge he made when he was first elected in April as president of the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan -- to grow out of his well-known reputation as a high-handed power broker.
Covering everything from the current political climate and engaging everything from the commercialization of thuggism (and the death of group member DJ Jam Master Jay in 2002) to the recent revelation of his adoption and Dominican heritage, DMC creates some ambitious message music without descending into maudlin antics or high-handed pronouncements of moral superiority.
As smoking issues heat up in the public domain--dare we observe the high-handed extent of employers not only refusing to hire smokers but also having the gall to terminate currently smoking employees--what better time than now for us to judiciously rethink our own follies in tobacco underwriting?