lunatic fringe

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a political unit with extreme and fanatical views

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Twenty years ago, when I first researched school councils as a young head, I was out on the lunatic fringe.
Now theatre's lunatic fringe, the quaintly-named Peepolykus, are back proffering another spin on a classic 'English' tale.
As usual with the lunatic fringe, UKIP have got it wrong.
The music for this year's solstice celebration will be provided by Lunatic Fringe, a New Hampshire-based group that is known for its New Orleans-style jazz sounds.
What he does say is that the average person's behaviour can be as eccentric as a member of the lunatic fringe.
His name has come up before in these pages; he's a guy who gives the lunatic fringe a bad name.
It would be easy to dismiss the Reconstructionists as the lunatic fringe, no more worrisome than the remnants of the Prohibition Party.
These guys lull opponents into thinking they're from the lunatic fringe of loose-aggressive players.
But then there is Tokyo, which could be said to rest at the far end of the spectrum of government action from Rotterdam, on the lunatic fringe of private pragmatism.
But the piece that is in many ways the most telling is a brief article in the Minneapolis Tribune from November, 1967, at a time when distance runners were still considered part of the lunatic fringe.
This proposition should not find voice outside the lunatic fringe of political discourse--certainly not in the pages of Catholic Insight.
That seems reasonable enough: A few Social Darwinists may survive to urge that the unsuccessful should starve to death and their children should remain illiterate, but if they are to be found at all, it is on the most lunatic fringe.
Russert and the rest of the elite media lapdogs have left it at that, laughing it off as a non-issue of interest only to the supposed lunatic fringe.
Those who maintain otherwise are the lunatic fringe, purveyors of policy quackery.
has always had its lunatic fringe, of course: those self-disenfranchised souls who manage never to quite fit in with their society.