On air: How much should politicians compromise?
This topic was discussed on World Have Your Say on 21 September 2010. Listen to the programme.
Despite Krupa's name above, this is Ros here. In case your bandwidth doesn't like videos, today's show is exploring when a politician must follow conviction at all costs, and when compromise serves their party and country better. I've written more below the video.
Click through to the rest of the entry for a quick look at the Media Room, and a look at compromise around the world.
Meanwhile in Sweden, the Alliance, Social Democrats and Green have to see if they put aside their differences, form a government and keep the right-wing Sweden Democrats on the sidelines.
In Australia, Julia Gillard had to work with two independents, in 2008 in Kenya Raila Odinga and Mwai Kibaki had to find a way to work together, and similar challenges faced Morgan Tsvangirai and Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe.
I remember WHYS covering the Israeli election last year, and Likud's willingness to bring Avidgor Lieberman into a coalition prompted fierce debate.
And while I think of these examples, my mind turns to George W Bush. He always presented himself as a conviction politician, someone who acted on what was right, not because of politics or popularity (I know someone of you will challenge this description). This in turn made him very popular in some quarters. I wonder what his attitude to political compromise is.
We'll be live at the usual time with lots of Lib Dems here in Liverpool including the former party leader Sir Menzies Campbell.