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A government may use opt-outs as a temporary expedient to avoid holding a referendum on a treaty.
Given his attitude toward self-control, there remains the question of whether Hamilton might have succumbed to the temptations of a prostitute as a temporary expedient.
The "living wage" is a necessary but temporary expedient, which must exist until all people are helped to acquire private property.
In addition to that, European countries organised an evacuation programme, in which we participated, and quite a number came into this country, as a temporary expedient, to help people who were in serious need," said Mr Straw.
It was then used, as a temporary expedient, to determine the funding of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Offices.
He may have seen fit to grace the Championship, but Yorke sees it only as a temporary expedient.
At no time, however, did anyone suggest, as Lord Elis-Thomas now states, that the arrangement was a temporary expedient while people got used to the idea of women priests.
What is more, before representations to the council produced the temporary expedient, the society's front-of-house staff might well have needed a telephone twice, if two emergencies in the hot and unventilated balcony had proved to be more serious than they were: a woman fainted during Monday's performance and a noisy drunk had to be helped off the premises on Tuesday.
In fact it went further than that - some people did that as some kind of temporary expedient, but with him you had someone who adopted all the attitudes and mannerisms of New Labour with great enthusiasm.
But its author, Joel Barnett, saw it as a temporary expedient, and never envisaged that it would remain in place, unchanged, for more than 20 years.
However, it also identifies some of the temporary expedients that refugees developed.

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