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I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other. Chris Patten#Balance 67
Chris Patten#Balance 67
In democracy everyone has the right to be represented, even the jerks. Chris Patten#Democracy 64
Chris Patten#Democracy 64
Undoubtedly, at the moment, the major cause of CO2 emission is what happens in developed countries. Chris Patten#Cause 38
Chris Patten#Cause 38
It is a sort of great Victorian truth that actually, trying to do the right thing is pretty good for you and pretty good for business as well, by and large. Chris Patten#Business 35
Chris Patten#Business 35
There is a sort of exotic preposterousness about a lot of elections, the way arguments are made even cruder. Chris Patten#Voting 29
Chris Patten#Voting 29
I think that what most surprises anybody who goes into politics from even a modestly cerebral background is the vulgarity of much of the cut and thrust of politics. Chris Patten#Anybody 24
Chris Patten#Anybody 24
So, what I say to people is that politics has got to be about principle and values above all. Of course, there are times when you have to make accommodations. Chris Patten#Accommodations 20
Chris Patten#Accommodations 20
In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks. Chris Patten#Democracy 17
Chris Patten#Democracy 17
But the ability to articulate what you are doing, to be clear about it, and to stick to it is, I think, the essence of political leadership. Chris Patten#Leadership 14
Chris Patten#Leadership 14
Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism; less extreme, it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off. Chris Patten#Conservation 13
Chris Patten#Conservation 13
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