As Voting Nears


Bagehot watches tempers flare in the run up to the British election:

Look at their respective platforms. As both [Cameron and Brown] re-calibrate their positions on tackling the deficitby all accounts, the key issue of the campaignthe gap between them, in policy terms, is shrinking. Could all the bile possibly be a distraction from the fact that, where it matters, Mr Cameron and Mr Brown increasingly agree with each other?

Daniel Finkelstein doesn't approve of the misleading poster above.

(Image: One of the Conservative party's new nationwide poster campaigns is displayed on February 10, 2010 in London, United Kingdom. By Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.)