- Jun 16, 2007
The question is always where to draw the line between principle and pragmatism. The Labour party had multiple splits over the years between pragmatists who wanted to be in government and purists who want to wait until the people see sense and agree with them. Personally, its why I prefer conservative politicians, free of ideology/principles.Must admit part of me would not want to be represented by someone as high-minded as Burke. Occasions arise when you need a flexible fellow in your corner.