In democracy everyone has the right to be represented, even the jerks.
In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks.
I don't think that capitalism should be unbridled, if by ""unbridled"" you mean unregulated.
Undoubtedly, at the moment, the major cause of CO2 emission is what happens in developed countries.
It is almost always wrong that the time isn't ripe to decide something. That is always said of difficult problems.
I think that if politics is just about getting your backside on important seats, then it's a pretty worthless endeavor.
I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other.
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.
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.
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.