The first feeling, after disclosure of the Memorandum of Understanding, among Portuguese politicians was one of relief - it was not as tough as some feared.
The second feeling is now denial - after all, it seems to be building up among Portuguese politicians, the MoU is just a starting point, it can and should be adjusted... (?)
This is a dangerous path, and should not be pursued. We need to stick to spirit and letter of the MoU, not because it is sacred, but because our credibility is at stake here, otherwise we will be rewriting a book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The title will be, of course, Chronicle of a Death Foretold.