Not so long ago Harriet Harman suggested that the "Court of Public Opinion" had precedence over the courts of law. The rhetoic used by Labour in regard to Sir Fred's pension was very macho and populist.
The fact that Sir fred had the protection of contract law was waved aside. Ignore the law and do what's right was the implicit message. For "do what's right" read do what's popular.
Sir Fred's home and car have now been vandalised. Someone has clearly ignored the law and done what they feel was right and justified, just like Harriet Harman advocated.
I have little doubt that she will want to disassociate herself from these actions and condemn those who did them. But, for future reference it might be useful for her to list which laws we are safe to ignore or the dates of the next formal sitting of the Court of Public Opinion.
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