Cronyism

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Cronyism

Tammany Hall
Manhattan Democratic political circle notorious for spoils system approach. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 492]
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Educated at Kirkcaldy High School and Edinburgh University, he's suspicious of this English croneyism.
The company is about to launch its latest Fiesta, but "fiasco" seems more apt - a fiasco caused by the workforce's frustration with a management they accuse of bully-ing, croneyism and hypocrisy.
Sir, - Few can dispute that a major hallmark of New Labour has been and continues to be to centralise power even more at the expense of local government, and within the Labour Party itself giving rise to the claim of croneyism.
THE SHADOWY figure behind Labour's election victory yesterday sparked a croneyism row when it emerged he was at Scotland's first-ever cabinet meeting.
The temptation is to brand members of the European Parliament as cowards after they backed down from passing a motion of censure against the commissioners responsible for incompetence, croneyism, nepotism and corruption costing pounds 5 billion a year.
It is harder to describe this awful mixture of political croneyism, outright thuggery and intimidation, incompetence and greed which has robbed decent working people blind.
Demonstrating that croneyism isn't confined to the murky corridors of Westminster, Hewerdine brought along Angelou, his Norwich-based proteges, as support.