n.— «John (now Lord) Wakeham, the lead Minister in the negotiations, took my point that the Government should seek to persuade MPs to start more rather than less restrictively since they could always ease up in the light of experience. And so for 20 years we have had camera concentration on the Minister or MP speaking and those immediately around him—the “doughnutters” as they were called when Blair’s Babes gathered for a purpose—and wide shots of the House rather than homing in on the usual suspects.» —“How MPs got in the picture…and lost sight of priorities” by Bernard Ingham Yorkshire Post (United Kingdom) Feb. 10, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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