On 2 May 2010, a very well known politician appeared on the BBC Andrew Marr Show and said: “But what I want to explain to people is that in making these decisions, I want to, if I’m elected, take the whole country with me. I don’t want to leave anyone behind. The test of a good society is you look after the elderly, the frail, the vulnerable, the poorest in our society. And that test is even more important in difficult times, when difficult decisions have to be taken, than it is in better times.” Not a minor politician, but David Cameron, the then, future Prime Minister. Strange how he’s forgotten his promise!