Awkward squad


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Awk´ward squad


1.(Mil.) A squad of inapt recruits assembled for special drill.
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Full-Private Number One in the Awkward Squad of the rank and file of life, was Sloppy, and yet had his glimmering notions of standing true to the Colours.
At a Westminster press conference, Ms Soubry claimed the Conservative Party had been taken over by a "right wing, the hardline anti-EU awkward squad".
"The right-wing, the hardline, anti-EU, awkward squad that have destroyed every leader for the last 40 years are now running the Conservative Party from top to toe.
She said: "The right wing, the hardline anti-EU awkward squad that have destroyed every leader for the last 40 years are now running the Conservative Party from top to toe.
She said: "The right-wing, the hardline anti-EU awkward squad that have destroyed every leader for the last 40 years are now running the Conservative Party from top to toe.
Totnes, Devon Majority 13,477 HEIDI ALLEN, 44 Reason for leaving: "I can no longer represent a party who c an't open their eyes to the suffering of the most vulnerable in society; suffering we have deepened while having the power to fix." South Cambridgeshire Maj 15,952 ANNA SOUBRY, 62 Reason for leaving: "The right-wing, the hardline anti-EU awkward squad that have destroyed every leader for the last 40 years are now running the Conservative Party from top to toe." Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire Maj 863
So the issue is less about the individual's awareness of the obligation and much more about the organisation's arrangements for managing the challenge without simply consigning the challenger to the awkward squad.
ANDY Murray hopes his victory over Alexander Bublik will prove good preparation for a second-round clash with another member of tennis' awkward squad today.
Something else that bugs the singer/chairman is that there is a instrument landing system - which enables pilots to land without visual contact of the runway - at St Athan but "no-one is allowed to use it for reasons which to me appear frankly just byzantine and (due to) people in the awkward squad. I don't want to understand why - I just what to get it fixed" The way to make St Athan a success, Mr Dickinson believes, is giving the airfield the same support as businesses further north in the Valleys convergence zone.
When it emerged that one-man awkward squad John McDonnell was the first name on Corbyn's teamsheet, it became clear that the rulebook was being ripped up before our very eyes.
I'm with Tory MP Philip Davies - one of the party's awkward squad - on this one.
Mearns insisted that the Labour rebels were not drawn only from the "awkward squad" of the party's MPs.