In power he hardened his heart, closed his mind
and lurched back into a Thatcherite attack on the vulnerable.
The atheists are keen to get their hands on it and Mark Thompson, director general of the BBC, says that he hasn't closed his mind
to people with other belief systems presenting it.
That doesn't mean Stoneman has closed his mind
to the possibility of a move happening.
The judge told Smith he had supplied no information about the circumstances of the assault, either because he was lying, covering up or had closed his mind
But the judge said the suggestion that Mr Prescott effectively closed his mind
to any objections because of letters from Lord Sainsbury 'was not something which could conceivably be said to have been established'.
He accepts he closed his mind
to it because he was fearful of the consequences.
But as troubling signs go, this is one of the lesser ones, given the fact that he closed his mind
to our arguments long ago.
Called into Sven Goran Eriksson's last two squads, the Leicester keeper has closed his mind
to the prospect of an international future.