parish pump


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parish pump

adj
of only local interest; parochial
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Now we're watching some of these same board members being voted back in and it's the equivalent of parish pump politics.
Residents of Criftins near Ellesmere stepped in last year after the privately run pub, the Parish Pump, closed.
At a previous parish pump polling day, no fewer than six police officers were called to booths following a complaint that JAFFA CAKES were being exchanged for votes.
The Rev Moor said: "We have lost our car park at the rear of The Parish Pump pub to allow the development of the Kingsgate entertainment centre so we need to develop this area for car parking for our staff and to enable the day-today running of the church."
There is beauty in a parish pump, a village bench or a sandstone church snoozing by an ancient yew tree.
Many commentators saw this as the worst form of parish pump politics played out on the national stage.
Then again, we may be none the wiser about the prospects of parish pump broadcasting in an era of multiple channels and the unstoppable Internet.
1 I went to interview an elderly lady for a parish pump charity fundraising story and found out that she was a long lost cousin of the Grimaldis of Monaco.
For while Sting and 23 co-stars campaign against arts funding cuts on the regional and national stage, Willie's battles - like his appearances - are strictly parish pump, though none the less enjoyable for that.
Many interesting issues were raised in the debate, although the essential "parish pump" nature of Irish political discourse was perhaps the most consistent theme struck by senators anxious to put in a good word for whatever part of the country they happened to come from, effectively extending a begging bowl on behalf of their local tracks.
Government must realise its strategy on cycling is being stifled by parish pump myopia.
But a much more traditional form of communication - the parish pump - was in trouble this week.