Chris Patten Quotes
''In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks.''Chris Patten (b. 1944), British Conservative politician. Evening Standard (London, May 2, 1991).
''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.''Chris Patten (b. 1944), British Conservative politician. Independent (London, April 19, 1989). Patten was secretary of state for the environment at the time.
''There is a sort of exotic preposterousness about a lot of elections, the way arguments are made even cruder.''Chris Patten (b. 1944), British Conservative politician. Quoted in Observer (London, June 30, 1991). Patten was organizer of the electoral campaign of 1992, which led to a fourth successive victory for the Conservative Party, though he himself lost his seat.
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