And then there's the question of immigration.
Of course, I can quite understand why the champagne socialists are worried about the plight of poor Ndjama.
His village has been sacked by rebels, he has nowhere to live and nothing to eat.
Of course they would want him to have a home in Britain.
Fundamentally, they are good people with big hearts.
But mostly they want Ndjama to come here because when he does, he's not going to be living in their street.
So, Ndjama will go and live in someone else's street and that person will be quite cross.
Especially when he goes to work one day and finds Ndjama at the wheel of his forklift truck.
TribalThe Labour Party say that immigration is good for Britain and morally the right policy to pursue.
This may be so. But those who put them in power, emphatically, do not think this way.
We are all tribal. We like being in a group and we distrust outsiders.
We have our family unit, our bunch of friends, the town where we live, the football club we support, and, especially if we are Scottish, the country of which we are proud.
The big-hearted, liberal-thinking chaps and chapesses who advise Brown and his gang of fiddlers may think this is backward and pre-historic.
They think tribalism could even be dangerous. And again, they may be right.
But you wouldn't allow Man United's fans to sit among the Barca boys in a stadium because it would end in a fight.
Then we'll see how tolerant these champagne socialists are.
When they go to work and find themselves sitting next to a Nazi.[Get real, Mr Politician or you’ll find yourself sitting next to a Nazi May 30, 2009]