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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. ---->>>

In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

It is almost always wrong that the time isn't ripe to decide something. That is always said of difficult problems. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I think that if politics is just about getting your backside on important seats, then it's a pretty worthless endeavor. ---->>>

I don't think that capitalism should be unbridled, if by 'unbridled' you mean unregulated. ---->>>

In democracy everyone has the right to be represented, even the jerks. ---->>>

Undoubtedly, at the moment, the major cause of CO2 emission is what happens in developed countries. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I suppose I've always carried what is regarded as a bit of unnecessary baggage in Britain. I've always carried the charge that I am an intellectual in politics. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 05-12, 1944
Occupation: Politician

Christopher Francis Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, CH, PC, (born 12 May 1944) is a crossbench member of the British House of Lords and a former British Conservative politician until 2011, as Member of the British Parliament for Bath from 1979 to 1992. He first became a junior British Government minister in 1986, and a member of the Cabinet from 1989 to 1992 (wikipedia)