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

  • Francis Maude in Times Online
    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...
  • Nick Griffin in Irish Times
    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."
  • Caroline Spelman in Property People Magazine
    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...

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