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Promoting Democracy and Human Rights

Part of Points of Order – in the House of Commons at 7:28 pm on 13th October 2008.

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Photo of Tony Wright Tony Wright Labour, Cannock Chase 7:28 pm, 13th October 2008

The right hon. and learned Gentleman did not actually say that; I withdraw the last bit, because he did not mean that.

I would argue for ethical realpolitik. Yes, of course we have to be sensible and know that sometimes things go wrong. Of course we must not be reckless. However, we should not give up on the ethics, either. We have unfinished democratic business at home—and unfinished democratic business internationally, too.

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