Every so often, something happens that I just cannot believe. Today is one of those days:
"Sir Fred should not be counting on being £650,000 a year better off as a result of this because it is not going to happen," she said.
"The Prime Minister has said it is not acceptable and therefore it will not be accepted.
"It might be enforceable in a court of law this contract, but it's not enforceable in the court of public opinion and that's where the Government steps in."
I can, quite literally, not believe what I am reading here. A senior minister of the government of the United Kingdom is brushing aside the rule of law and opening the door to the rule of the wishes of the Prime Minister and / or that of the baying mob.
I am stunned. Is this what has come of more than two thousand years of British history? A bunch of spivs have walked in, brushed aside centuries-old rights and turned us into some sort of bizarre feral tyranny ... is that really it?