scare story


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scare story

nnotizie fpl allarmistiche
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The campaigns on both sides have been battling it out in the papers, with ludicrous headlines flying back and forth with the latest scare story or political gaffe.
Yet another scare story appears in theSundayMail, written to frighten the expats at the breakfast table, So is the UK such a weak and dependent country that it will fail without hanging onto the apron strings of the EU?
6 Every day there seems to be a scare story about food, and the advice appears to constantly change.
I would be interested to know what evidence he has, if any, to substantiate this claim or is it just another scare story to try and claw back the Liberal vote?
This might be one scare story that's worth taking note of.
But that Tory Europe minister David Lidington should rake up the old scare story that Scotland would find itself on the wrong side of a European Union agreement on the freedom of movement is ridiculous.
So runs the latest nanny-state scare story peddled by the food hygiene industry.
I agree that it would be bad news if the grant were withdrawn totally but it is still a scare story.
Dr Brawley's commentary includes the statement: "This decline of the professional medical and science writer is a threat to the public health as important as the latest scare story in the headlines--perhaps even more so.
In turn, Stoke had to bring veteran Russell Hoult back from a loan at Notts County because of the Kirkland scare story.
95) enjoys Barry Moser's engravings and provides an original Afro-American scare story.
In his letter Mr Reid said: "I think it is appalling that some parties have tried to use the forthcoming by-election to spread the scare story that Hartlepool Hospital faces closure.

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