Idealism has no solution to the problems it creates

The burden that the Left has created is at first glance the polar opposite of the light-touch approach to government that the Tories would like us to believe works better.

Yet for reasons that are completely self-serving, this whole political class overlooks the consequences of their own policies and actions. Then when problems arise – which they inevitably do – they play around with the effects of the problems they created, without ever accepting or having the sense or indeed taking the risk to deal with the cause.