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A group that tries to influence public policy in the interest of a particular cause.‘an environmental pressure group’
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- ‘Well I certainly respect their impartiality; I don't see a council as a pressure group.’
- ‘The deadline for objections was August 19 and the pressure group continued to gather support until that date.’
- ‘It will be little more than a pressure group on the existing major parties.’
- ‘Instead he founded the Union of Democratic Control, a pressure group which advocated a negotiated peace and a League of Nations.’
- ‘We do believe in behaving like a government and not simply like a pressure group.’
- ‘We will continue to be a pressure group, a permanent opposition.’
- ‘The council decided to write to the governors of the school and will later consider forming a pressure group to push to get the pool open.’
- ‘That's the difference between being a pressure group and a valid political party.’
- ‘Now, a new pressure group of business and political leaders from throughout the north west has been set up to lobby for extra funds.’
- ‘Greenpeace insist that they are an environmental pressure group.’
- ‘Even the pressure group who have lobbied so hard against the plan now seem to accept that time and options have run out.’
- ‘If successful in this area, a pressure group might end up helping to shape future government initiatives.’
- ‘Some people want it only to be a pressure group that will redirect the ANC back to its ‘true path’.’
- ‘They will continue to remain as a pressure group from the outside and keep their autonomy and independence.’
- ‘When a political party becomes a pressure group it loses its credibility.’
- ‘What stops a pressure group from generating multiple suits?’
- ‘In accepting the position last June, he took on the leadership of a venerable pressure group with 57,000 members.’
- ‘I think that they found it very difficult to go from a pressure group to a political party.’
- ‘A different option is to become earnest and join a political party or a pressure group.’
- ‘Fourth, a pressure group may speed up legislation by writing bills and helping legislators make progressive agreements.’
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