Nicholas Sarkozy, as reported in France2 Tuesday evening news, missed Jospin’s last function as UMP party president to visit Spain and do some networking with former Spanish PM Aznar.
Meanwhile, while on the subject of Spain, V-man at Southern Watch posts on an article in El Periódico de Catalunya, which states
The terrorist network Al Qaeda doesn’t exist as such, it has converted into a model which multiple terrorist groups use it to fit its purposes, and isn’t even present in Iraq, so thinks one of the biggest experts in the world (La red terrorista Al Qaeda no existe como tal, se ha convertido en un modelo que multitud de grupos terroristas utilizan según su conveniencia, y ni siquiera en Irak está presente, según cree uno de los mayores expertos del mundo)
Richard at EU Referendum cites the Common-Law doctrine of “frustration, impossibility and impracticability”, and quotes a case where it was defined
Â frustration occurs whenever the law recognises that without default of either party, a contractual obligation has become incapable of being performed because the circumstances in which performance is called for would render it a thing radically different from that which was undertaken by the contract. “Non haec in foedera veni. It was not this that I promised to do.”
I’m considering getting a t-shirt that reads “Non haec in foedera veni. It was not this that I promised to do” for when protesting local spending.