Not entirely sure of the rather abrupt nature of this movement, bearing in mind the main players are probably still wearing their 'budgie smugglers' in the Med at the moment, but Gideon over on the Wire picked up on an issue which may have led to an early concession that October was simply too early, with an impact assessment on LTGs likely to roll off the back of the next trialogue.
We are also close enough to the finish line (don't laugh) to be getting into the national political cesspits, so a whiff of sabotage and national interest may also be coming to bear. Not only have the UK political opposition decided that Solvency II is controversial enough to start point scoring on, but last month Sharon Bowles (current Chair of ECON) gave an astonishingly frank interview to Risk.net (subscription only I'm afraid) where Das Küchenspüle was thrown at the German contingent. Quotes included;
- "...certain leading German MEPs have publicly said that Solvency II is never going to happen anyway" and
- "...I think there is a subtext here that the Germans - and I think this is well known - are trying to jettison the whole of Solvency II"