A search at Salon showed one story: a set-up piece about the “looming” trial.
The longer this set-up prevails, the more it suits Ed Miliband.
There was nothing about the panel's set-up that was fair, exactly.
"arrangement," 1890, from verbal phrase set up, attested from c.1200 as "to make ready for use" and from 1950 (in pugilism) as "to bring (someone) to a vulnerable position;" from set (v.) + up (adv.). The verbal phrase also can mean "to establish" (early 15c.) and "put drinks before customers" (1880).