Oh, how right the EU Parliament was to blackball him from the EU Commission!
In theory at least, any one of its 148 members could blackball an agreement.
You have a situation whereby a member from a home state can essentially blackball a nominee, and the nominee never knows what hit them.
Failure to reply with a swift ‘Yes’, even a slight hesitation, was enough to blackball the hopeful candidate.
The report was questionable, he said, given the fact that other ministers who were also running for the presidency were not being blackballed .
I was blackballed and blacklisted, vilified and scarified and was reduced to having to go incognito to the pub to enjoy a pint or three.
They blackballed all DVD proposals that didn't include robust security measures, and threatened to do anything in their power to kill formats that didn't adequately protect content.
Do so and you'll be blackballed , is the message.
Look how the channel has blackballed artists who dared to speak in opposition to the war, while also organizing pro-war rallies across the country.
I would almost certainly lose my job, and be blackballed from the PR industry, so if I relied on my income to fulfil my duties to my family, I would be choosing to risk their welfare by speaking out.