moral vanity is a good way of describing the 'bleeding hearts' who like to be seen in the forefront of any activity which is going on in certain quarters. Of course they discriminate by supporting the 'in thing' of the time. Moral Vanity sums them up.
Oxford University should not remove a controversial statue of Cecil Rhodes from Oriel College, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said.
Students say the 19th Century colonialist's views are against the "inclusive culture" at the university.
Oriel College, which Rhodes attended, has agreed to remove a commemorative plaque in response to the campaign.
Mr Abbott, a Rhodes Scholar, said removing the statue would "substitute moral vanity for fair-minded enquiry".
Oxford University's Rhodes Scholarship is funded thanks to a legacy left after his death in 1902.