In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks.
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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Government should do a few things, and do them right.- George W. Bush
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Politics is the science of who gets what, when, and why.- Sidney Hillman
Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed.- Hans Magnus Enzensberger
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|Birth:||12th May, 1944|
Chris Patten was born in Cleveleys, United Kingdom. He is a British politician. He is a former chairman of the BBC Trust and serves as Chancellor of the University of Oxford. He began his career in the Conservative Party, serving as Member of Parliament for Bath and joining the cabinet. He accepted a posting as the last Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Hong Kong, and oversaw its handover to the People's Republic of China in July 1997. From 1999 to 2004 he served as one of the United Kingdom's two members of the European Commission.
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