One speaker likened the ministry's high-handed
approach to the attitude of Lyudmila Zhivkova, the late daughter of Bulgaria's former Communist ruler Todor Zhivkov, who apparently determined cultural policy in person in her role as president of Bulgaria's Committee for Art and Culture from 1975 to 1981.
As everyone in the licensed trade knows, and the Examiner has pointed out recently, the main reason for pub closures is extortionate rents and high-handed
arrogance by the likes of Admiral Taverns.
''A breaker'' and a ''high-handed
'' man are tags people have attached to him, prompted by his aggressive manner of addressing challenges, coupled with his tough image.
As smoking issues heat up in the public domain--dare we observe the high-handed
extent of employers not only refusing to hire smokers but also having the gall to terminate currently smoking employees--what better time than now for us to judiciously rethink our own follies in tobacco underwriting?
Graham Scott observed in a letter to the Chair of the Toronto District School Board, "...I would like to make three comments: (1) propagandizing children with misinformation about homosexuality and same-sex parents is child abuse; (2) the high-handed
insistence of the Board that parents be excluded from input as to what their children are taught is contrary to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and (3) the insistence that homosexuality be taught as normal suggests a religious devotion to homosexuality that I recognize as idolatry."
(Author Koyata Washida claims the agency was a high-handed
ruling party ploy to squeeze out an emerging socialist government in postwar Hokkaido.) Public works orgies were being staged, of course, from Kyoto to Shikoku, but in Hokkaido's case, the long-term effects arguably were far more pernicious.
Certain multinationals use high-handed
methods to stifle competition that threatens their market performance.
Workers in jobcentres and benefit offices across the North East are growing restless over pay and alleged high-handed
management tactics as they gear up to vote on whether to strike, it was warned today.
He concludes that it was neither Somerset's assumption of authority nor his governing through his personal household that they objected to, but his high-handed
exercise of that authority.
But the 20-member native council is also being criticized, by both natives and non-natives, for acting in what is seen as a high-handed
and obstructionist manner and criticizing the one man, Archbishop Peers, who has led the journey toward healing between the church and indigenous Anglicans.
editor of ITV series This Week as "abrasively critical and sometimes high-handed
It tackles such sticky issues as the widely-held perception of being money-hungry and environment unfriendly and of unilaterally imposing high-handed
and harsh conditions on poor countries.