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Do we want politicians of principle?

Posted by Helen Sunday, February 18, 2007 ,

Who could deny that Edmund Burke was a politician of integrity and principle? Well, actually, quite a lot of people do, his personality being capable of exciting screams of frustration 210 years after his death.

Nevertheless, his words, quoted in the posting seem a good discussion point when trying to resolve that vexing question: what is a politician of principle and do we really want them?