They just don’t get it. They can’t see that some things might work better if they weren’t under their control. Running OFSTED or the BBC don’t actually depend on close government control. In fact, they work better if they’re not. If we could have some things that were just done well, for the sake of the country, that all parties could support, wouldn’t we be better off? Apparently not. Cameron and Osborne are determined to keep meddling, to push their own favoured candidates. In consequence, decent people depressed by the politicking drop out of the running, and we’re all worse off. How hard would it be to explain that to them?