pacta sunt servanda
Today we learn that Nick Clegg has launched an attack on David Cameron for "isolating" the UK in Europe with his veto against changes to the EU treaty.
No good faith there then!
Just what does that mean?
Lord Pearson of Rannoch asked HMG in a Written Question:
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 15 November (WA 140), whether the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Nick Clegg, is eligible to receive a pension from the European Commission; if so, when that pension will become payable; what will be its annual amount; and whether the terms of that pension constrain his actions.
HMG's response was a little odd:
The Deputy Prime Minister is no longer eligible to receive a pension from the European Commission.
Helen Szamuely asks, No longer? What does that mean? Was he at any time and why is he not so any longer?