I'm Pierre Salaün-Andrews, I'm 18 and I'm currenty studying at the Institute of Political Studies of Rennes, France. I possess double-citizenship, and lived in the United Kingdom until I was 8 - and I believe that my multiculturalism has led me towards a strong belief in freedom of movement, exchange, speech and information, while carrying a deep attachement to both of my countries differing values. I therefore consider myself a staunch supporter of the European Union, although reform is desperately needed, an ecologist, as action for the protection of our environment is blindingly one of the biggest issues of the 21st Century. I could even be labelled as a Conservative from time to time. But primarily I like to define myself as a Liberal, not only on an institutional level but also an economic and social level. Concerning my activities, I have not for the moment joined a Party, my aim is to become a political press officer and I'm also intersted in the diplomatic field, thanks to Model United Nations in France and Scotland.
Political orientation in a sentence: As Liberal as Democracy
Favorite "political" quotes, although more for the power of the message than the meaning:
* "J'en suis venu à la conclusion que la politique est une affaire trop sérieuse pour être laissée aux politiciens" / "I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians", General De Gaulle
* "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win" famously misattributed to Mahatma Gandhi
* "I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.", Margaret Thatcher
As to favorite politicians, the thin line between admiration and consent is too vague for me to actually give you a reduced number