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    a hardline British communist (from the fact that they supported the actions of the Soviet Union in countries such as Hungary and Czechoslovakia)

    Mr Nicholson retains many of the traits of a tankie – secretive, divisive and with a penchant for central command.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 07/03/2013

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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