quango quango

Definition(s):

  • (n) a quasi nongovernmental organization; an organization that is financed by the government yet acts independently of the government

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  1. "Gordon Brown continues to burn taxpayers' money on a quango gravy train, making a mockery of his claims to deliver a new politics," said Francis Maude, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office. "This tier of bureaucracy lacks proper...
    on Feb 4, 2010 By: Francis Maude Source: Times Online

  2. Of the EHRC's action Mr Griffin said: "Our problem with this is a government-funded, taxpayer-funded quango telling people who they can and can't associate with, [which] is a fundamental outrage. Nevertheless, we recognise legal reality."
    on Feb 14, 2010 By: Nick Griffin Source: Irish Times

  3. Caroline Spelman MP, Shadow Secretary of State for local government & communities, said: "We need to build more homes and speed up the planning system. But Conservatives will oppose the plans for a new undemocratic government quango to impose...
    on Dec 6, 2006 By: Caroline Spelman Source: Property People Magazine

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