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Last night, the bent and twisted arm of the crane was lying across an entrance to the Canary Wharf shopping centre and underground car park.
The money bought votes and influence, twisted arms and skewed outcomes.
"We should have had a doctor on the floor after the vote because there were a couple of broken arms, twisted arms," Jennings said.
Tour the back roads of agrarian California where a solitary soldier of burled vine, or a garrison of vines tended by generations of landowners, flex twisted arms in frozen poses.
Ministers were allowed to abstain to avoid a Cabinet split while MPs and Parliamentary aides were publicly told they had a free vote while whips twisted arms in private.