Harriet Harman has said former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) chief Sir Fred Goodwin should not "count on" keeping his full £650,000 a year pension.
"And 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."
What monstrous times are these we live in when an Englishman faces deprivation of his legal earnings by politicians arbitrarily bowing to the mob?
I wonder what the Convention on Modern Liberty has to say about this?
(Perspective check: Goodwin’s total £16m pension pot amounts to 0.07% of RBS’s £24bn losses last year, and 0.01% of the £118bn that the Treasury forecasts for public borrowing in the coming year.)