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There was, in my view, an unwritten contract with the reader that the writer must honour. No single element of an imagined world or any of its characters should be allowed to dissolve on an authorial whim. The invented had to be as solid and as self-consistent as the actual. This was a contract founded on mutual trust.
I was just offered a contract on your life, for enough money to make it worth my while." It was my turn to be quiet. Did you take it?"Would I be calling you if I had?"Maybe," I said. He laughed. True, but I'm not going to take it."Why not?"Friendship."Try again," I said. I figure I'll get to kill more people guarding you. If I take the contract, I only get to kill you."Comforting...
The Conservative Party is not honouring the commitment to Lords reform and, as a result, part of our contract has now been broken. Clearly I cannot permit a situation where Conservative rebels can pick and choose the parts of the contract they like, while Liberal Democrat MPs are bound to the entire agreement.