When Shapps explained the emotion behind his policy was to prevent people on benefits living in areas that 'working people' could not afford to live (ignoring the slur on the working poor from the millionaire), where did he think the poor were going to live, in a carboard box?
His policy was always going to lead to this. This is what he wanted, and indeed the outcome he trumpted. If he did not understand this would be the outcome, he could have listened to the many across the sector who pointed out it would be.
Who's the fool going to blame when development fails, and who's fault will it be when Right to Buy creates ghettos of urban poor?
The 'only following orders' excuse simply will not wash from this Minister.