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Chris Patten
We want to know that if we are investing money in Macedonia, it is being spent to ensure Macedonia's stability and prosperity.
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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.
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Throwing young men out of work, throwing people into poverty and ending business life don't promote stability in the Palestinian territories,
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#Business

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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.
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We want to know that if we are investing money in Macedonia, it is being spent to ensure Macedonia's stability and prosperity,
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We must dig deep in our pockets to make sure Pakistan isn't destabilized by the humanitarian crisis that may be about to engulf the country,
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#Crisis

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the whole international community needs to stand together in the face of new threats to our shared values.
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#Community

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There is a sort of exotic preposterousness about a lot of elections, the way arguments are made even cruder.
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In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks.
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In democracy everyone has the right to be represented, even the jerks.
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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.
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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.
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I don't think that capitalism should be unbridled, if by "unbridled" you mean unregulated.
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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.
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I think that if politics is just about getting your backside on important seats, then it's a pretty worthless endeavor.
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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.
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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.
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It is almost always wrong that the time isn't ripe to decide something. That is always said of difficult problems.
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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.
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Undoubtedly, at the moment, the major cause of CO2 emission is what happens in developed countries.
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