Hidden Agenda


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Hidden Agenda

An ulterior motive for accomplishing a task. For example, a politician may appear to favor a piece of legislation because of the public good, but actually does so because it will benefit a company he owns. A hidden agenda does not have to be illegal or even unethical, but generally it does advance the interests of the person or persons pursuing it.
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Freed from political pressure and hidden agendas, the DOC's determination cannot survive court or World Trade Organization scrutiny.
Deputy Secretary General, Pakistan Muslim League-N Balochistan chapter, Syed Abbas Shah Gilani said that Alama Tahir-ul-Qadri was working on a hidden agenda to derail democracy, for which he demanded for dissolving the Parliament and the resignations of elected Prime Minster and a Chief Minister.
In my book anonimity usually means hidden agenda or guilty secret.
I also understand that, on every day of the inquiry, every exchange I have with a witness will be analysed in order to reveal a hidden agenda.
He said: "I understand that every exchange I have with a witness will be analysed to reveal a hidden agenda, but there is none.
Perhaps there is a hidden agenda - maybe if they turn out the street lights there will be more accidents and the victims can be taken to the newly privatised hospital to push up profits
Does he really think that the people of Huddersfield and or Kirklees in general are so gullible they think there is no long term hidden agenda going on here?
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said her country has no hidden agenda in Afghanistan, insisting that the allegations in the report were "old wine in an even older bottle".
ISLAMABAD, November 19, 2011 (Frontier Star): Pakistan and Germany are on the same page for peace in Afghanistan as the two countries has said that they have no hidden agenda for endgame in Afghanistan.
ANKARA, October 11, 2011(TUR) - Turkey's prime minister said on Tuesday that Turkey was not a country that had a hidden agenda on its region.
We were concerned that this resolution should not be part of a hidden agenda to yet again institute regime change," South Africa s foreign affairs department said in a statement.
Lecturer Heather Pennington said: "As a college, we thought it would be nice to support a global charity - it's a small charity with no hidden agenda.