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  • It was a hollow truce, since the subject of the constitutions was not mentioned; and Thomas returned to England with the determination of riding roughshod over the king's supporters.
  • But Tait had none of Tillotson's gentleness, and he rode roughshod over the obstacles in his way.
  • The police were to be employed, it was said, as the instruments of a new despotism, the enlisted members of a new standing army, under the centralized authority, riding roughshod over the peaceable citizens.
  • He accused ministers of violating two fundamental conditions of representative government: that the Ministry should not ride roughshod over the minority, and that they should make no vital change till it was clearly desired by the majority of the people.
  • The Guardian said " Need to preserve pubic order does not permit the police to ride roughshod over the rights of ordinary people " .

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