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.
In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks.
In democracy everyone has the right to be represented, even the jerks.
There is a sort of exotic preposterousness about a lot of elections, the way arguments are made even cruder.
She destroyed the Conservative party
We are profoundly disappointed that Zimbabwe's parliament has passed this law, which represents a fundamental attack on media freedom
Most worrying for me in China is the stoking up of nationalist sentiment as an alternative to, I think, moral fervor that used to accompany Communism. I hope that the Chinese authorities will be careful about that.
He would like Britain to take a leading role in the affairs of the EU, and to lay to rest our ambivalence about membership of the union
the armed extremists will lose.
We have our own system, ... and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.
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.
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.
It is almost always wrong that the time isn't ripe to decide something. That is always said of difficult problems.
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.
I think that if politics is just about getting your backside on important seats, then it's a pretty worthless endeavor.