People would say you look weak if you’re not cursing the opposition and driving around in a big black car while always wearing a tie. Above all to be ‘strong’ you’re always supposed to be giving orders.
Unfortunately corruption is widespread in government agencies and public enterprises. Our political system promotes nepotism and wasting money. This has undermined our legal system and confidence in the functioning of the state. One of the consequences is that many citizens don’t pay their taxes.
There are certain moments in the history of a nation when the choices made define the decades to come.
I never thought of politics as a profession.
Europe has a lot of strength. We need to pool that strength and I am very much in favour of that – more of a deeper political union.