When he was leader of the Labour Party, Neil Kinnock was vehemently opposed to British membership of the European Union.
He and his dear wife later made personal fortunes by taking up lucrative employment as EU Commissioners.
At the same time, Kinnock could have steered his party to the verge of power if he had been prepared to offer the SDP-Liberal alliance the prospect of electoral reform. He refused.
He is now director of a firm which stands to make millions if the country opts for the alternative vote system.
You can’t beat a politician of principle, can you?