control freak

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someone with a compulsive desire to exert control over situations and people

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He said: "This is nothing less than central control freakery.
Control freakery makes not only for dull politics but for bad decision-making.
He said: "The idea that spin doctors would write storylines for soap operas is another element of Labour's control freakery.
Some have no doubt come about about as a result of directives from the European Union, but many have been initiated in Westminster itself as the control freakery of this Government has gained momentum.
The control freakery of the Government has meant that teachers, doctors, nurses and many other professions have been weighed down by the filling of forms and filing of reports - many of which are never even perused in detail by anyone.
One senior Labour AM said last night, "It is sad that the group has resorted to control freakery.
The MP, who has opposed Labour's Afghanistan and anti-terrorist policies, said he quit over the party's "obsession with control freakery and spin".
Any hint of control freakery from Downing Street will do no-one any favours - least of all Donald Dewar and Scottish New Labour, who must prove they are their own men if they are to have any credibility.
Labour's control freakery could yet be their undoing.
LABOUR is facing damaging allegations of control freakery over the way it will choose its candidate to succeed the late Sir Ray Powell MP.
Mr Marsden, 33, who has opposed Labour's Afghanistan and anti-terrorist policies, said he quit over the party's "obsession with control freakery and spin".
However, a North Wales list AM, Liberal Democrat Eleanor Burnham, hit back, saying: "This is yet another example of New Labour control freakery from a party that got only half of the vote in Wales and was unable to gain full control of the National Assembly.
A spokesman for the union - which earlier this year cut pounds 1m from its support to Labour - said, "This is an example of control freakery gone made.
If I'd wanted to live in a country where control freakery was the norm and the gradual Talibanisation of society was taking place, there are other countries to choose from.
A reflection of Blair and his Chancellor's control freakery.