Batten has a passage that he likes to ask ninth graders to read.
Best batten down the hatches because we will be in for a very bumpy ride.
Xi told the officials, faces major risks on all fronts and must batten down the hatches.
Though the company is just five weeks old, Batten estimates his team have done nearly a thousand jobs.
“They make me sick,” says Gerard Batten, leader of the UK Independence Party, of his parliamentary colleagues.
Like Farage and Blaiklock he left the party over its anti-Islam stance under its current leader, Gerard Batten.
When the winds of winter come whipping through your door, batten down the hatches and cook a comforting hotpot.
The party’s interim leader will be Gerard Batten, a member of Parliament and a founder of the party, known as UKIP.
“We were setting up lights and building sets for the next girl-shot while still shooting the current one,” recalls Fullerton-Batten.
Helen Maria Williams’s Poems (1786), Ann Batten Cristall’s Poetical Sketches (1795), Mary Robinson’s Sappho and Phaon (1796), and Mary…
When she was six, Mila Makovec was diagnosed with Batten disease, in which a defect in a gene called CLN3 causes proteins and lipids to build up in the brain.
"We continue to batten down the hatches: planning on growth to be completely organic over the next two-three quarters, not experimenting much with side projects."
Party leaders are said to be keen to avoid the £30,000 cost of another leadership contest and are expected to engineer the election so that Mr Batten is appointed uncontested.
Amanda Batten is CEO of Contact, a charity for parents of disabled children, and founder and chair of the Disabled Children’s Partnership, a coalition of more than 70 organisations.
Leaked minutes of a subsequent meeting between Batten and Stephens reveal that Batten promised to table a motion in support of the WikiLeaks founder in the European Parliament.
Mr Batten added: “I am very pleased to announce that my appeal to Ukip members to raise £100,000 to save the party from insolvency has met with an incredibly generous response of almost £300,000.
Although Batten spends a lot of time training his new employees (among other things, they must prove they can pick weeds while avoiding damage to precious flowers), most join WeedCo for fun, not bells.
Lawyer Martyn Day, of Leigh Day, who orchestrated the 2013 settlement but is not involved in the second case, said: “It looks like the government has decided to batten down the hatches and fight them on the beaches and never surrender.
Similar arguments apply to Tommy Robinson, the pseudonym of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, the former leader of the English Defence League who is now an adviser to Gerard Batten, the Ukip leader, and an independent candidate for the European parliament in North West England.
Many of the production team, including Executive Producer Sean O'Connor, Series Producer Sharon Batten, cast members Adam Woodyatt, Laurie Brett, Tameka Empson, Letitia Dean, Linda Marlowe and Lacey Turner, were on hand to present a delighted June with a special cake and flowers.
- stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
- furnish with battens
Example: batten ships
- a strip fixed to something to hold it firm
- secure with battens
Example: batten down a ship's hatches
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