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A criticism has flooded in!

April 29, 2010

It had to happen. A criticism has flooded in!

At this evening’s meeting at The Golden Lion in Allendale I was accused of being an idealist and the suggestion was made that this was losing me votes.

This reflected comments that my interlocutor had heard following my appearance at the Crown in Catton. For a teetotaller I am spending rather a lot of time on licensed premises it seems.

My response was that I viewed idealism as a quality sorely missing amongst the political class as a whole – with honourable exceptions. Idealism, when tempered by real politik and good sense, ought to be a virtue.

What do other people think?