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misrule

inefficient or inhumane government
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Stephen's, Launceston, 'riotous and misruled persons' harassed their chaplain, while in 1540 'misruled and wild persons' in Pawlett, Somerset, prevented their vicar from offering communion as they 'stood at the chancel door' and on another occasion dragged him out and 'cast him over the churchyard wall'.
On a misruled continent that seems to be sinking ever closer to a war of all against all, the resourcefulness of its people may offer the best hope for renewal.
Have Europhile Governments over the past 20 years deliberately misruled us so as to drive us into European integration?