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watersa | 02:17 Fri 30th Jul 2021 | Crosswords
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The answer must be 'well-meant' - (anagram of 'all men' in the middle) but why does 'wet' mean weak politician? W = weak? But ET?
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COUNTABLE NOUN A wet is a Conservative politician who supports moderate political policies and opposes extreme ones. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/wet
02:21 Fri 30th Jul 2021
COUNTABLE NOUN
A wet is a Conservative politician who supports moderate political policies and opposes extreme ones.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/wet
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thanks very much! I didn't know that!
The term arose in the Thatcher era when those who strongly supported her were the drys whereas those who were more liberal were the wets.

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