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windbag

the bag in a set of bagpipes, which provides a continuous flow of air to the pipes
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Tony Blair is being urged to bring back the ex-leader, once dubbed the Welsh windbag.
Early voting on the trusty AOL poll showed last night a phenomenal 80 per cent of users identifying the Welsh windbag as the person they want out the most of the nominated trio, herself, Cameron and Steph.
NEIL Kinnock (unkindly called the Welsh windbag) as European Commissioner wants to reduce the amount of German and French in the Commission and use more English.
I am sure he would not like it if critics of the twin bids from the West Midlands described him as a Welsh Windbag! Much more to the point, could I remind Coun Howells that it is a joint bid.
And that was just the culmination of a decade's worth of often highly personal and wounding attacks which basically boiled down to: "We are not prepared to allow a ginger Welsh windbag rule over us."
NOWlistent.o me, you Welsh windbag, order r edr the ghost of Margar r etr Thatcherc as she sat in the batteredr armchairc in my compact and bijou office.
For all his courage and bold party reforms, he was caricatured throughout as a buffoonish Welsh windbag. It wasn't true and it wasn't fair.
Gwynfor (Boyd Clack) A classic Welsh windbag, there's also a quiet dignity to this officious and initially pompous character.
Twenty-five years ago, Richard was threatened with imprisonment for refusing to name me as the source of a story involving a then office factotum with nicotinestained fingers and a prodigious thirst called "Dr" John Reid, "Captain" Robert Maxwell, the greatest thief of the 20th century, and Welsh windbag and ex-Labour leader Neil Kinnock.
He suggests that the circus of elderly men and women snoozing on red leather benches, and the farmyard impressions that pass for adult discussion Baron Kinnock of Bedwellty, that "Welsh windbag" in the House of Commons, is "the envy of the world".
Welsh windbag, sorry Secretary, Peter Hain went on record the other day saying that: "Scotland was a good example of a country where devolution doesn't work."
* Neil Kinnock - "It's difficult to know if he'd have been worse than John Major...the old Welsh windbag."