I was going to use a stronger word but I restrained myself. This weekend Harriet Harman said of Fred Goodwin's pension: "it might be enforceable in a court of law, this contract, but it is not enforceable in the court of public opinion and that is where the government steps in."
All stirring stuff, but I don't want the country turned into a place where the rule of law is ignored because of public opinion. Goodwin's pension makes me angry, particularly because so many others have had their own pensions damaged by the failures at RBS. But that does not mean we should ignore the law or advocate breaking the law.
Ms Harman is trying desperately to divert attention away from the fact that the Government had the chance to curtail Goodwin's pension and failed to do so. They simply screwed up.
Fighting words are pretty useless now.
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