Why Lord Young had to go – he was telling the truth

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I like this take on Lord Young’s resignation:

Lord Young of Graffham had no choice but to stand down as David Cameron's 'enterprise tsar' having seriously embarrassed the Tory party by claiming that most people in Britain had "never had it so good" since the "so-called recession" began.

But while I'm no great fan of Young's politics, I must admit to feeling a little sorry for the bow-tied, multi-millionaire Thatcherite politician. After all, from his perspective, he was telling the truth.

The reality is that there is a chunk of British society that has never had it so good.

Cameron’s enterprise tsar exposed the inconvenient truth that a huge divide ahs opened up in Britain.

That divide has been deliberately created. And Cameron wants the lid kept on it.