On bandwagons, tyranny, and common sense.

Notoriously, from my point of view, local bandwagons tend to be against renewable energy schemes rather than in favour of them.


I dare may that bandwagons and flat-backed lorries are also covered.

The phrase “jumping on bandwagons” comes to mind.

The trouble is that politicians jump on certain bandwagons to try to point out and identify areas in which there are problems.

Jumping on bandwagons is one of their specialities, and sitting on them so comfortably is another.

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Various bandwagons have jumped on to value capture.

I am sure that it will not be repeated in terms of the regional bandwagons, from which point of view it is completely irrelevant.

Will he take back his remarks about bandwagons?

However, we are all liable to the occupational disease of climbing on to bandwagons in favour of more spending on fashionable good causes or fashionable demands for tax relief.

Pictures which have inspired bandwagons and memes include the ambulance and the shark attacking a helicopter.



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One of the key hypotheses is what he calls ‘bandwagon competition’.

The lexical entry can also specify that bandwagon in its metaphorical sense occurs as the object of jump on.

The 1960s were a difficult time for evolutionary biologists, who were feeling, and actually suffering, the impact of the molecular biology bandwagon.

Career-minded individuals in other fields of science quickly jumped on the new bandwagon.

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