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Since he's such a self-regarding and aggrandising fool, we look on and laugh.
Not all members of Militant were bonkers, despite the aggrandising antics of their mealy-mouthed, sharp-suited spokesman, Derek Hatton.
It was truly the people's river festival, only to end up torpedoed by incomers and bureaucrats with their own aggrandising agendas.
Who would have thought that an authority which pays its chief executive pounds 50,000 more than the prime minister; refuses to cut its own aggrandising PR machine and plans to increase council tax by 4.5% (much of it to pay for shortfalls in staff pensions), would sink to the level of trying to sack crossing wardens and grabbing back poor kids' school bus fares?
And Lord Chancellor Lord Irvine, criticised for his pounds 590,000 makeover of his Westminsrer office, is "pompous and self aggrandising."