Politics is compromise.
The generous way of putting it is that we were not ready for this. The less generous way is to say: How was it possible to return to the politics of appeasement of the 1930s?
What my future will not be is active politics in the Liberal Democrat party.
Bosnia is under my skin. It's the place you cannot leave behind. I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all; there was this sense of guilt, and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years.
It's not my job to be popular. I'm goal-driven; my job is to get results.