Alongside the areas of High Policy where Cons and Libs should be able to find common ground, is a less well noticed overlap in the respective manifestos - on the subject of Equitable Life. Scandalously, NuLab never had any intention to sort this out, even in the face of clear recommendations from the Parliamentary Ombudsman. Surely Brown wasn't miffed at her ringing verdict: "A decade of regulatory failure" - ? No, that wouldn't be like him at all.
So what do the Tories say ?
"We will implement the Ombudsman’s recommendation to make fair and transparent payments to Equitable Life policy holders"
And the LibDems ?
"We will set up a swift, simple, transparent and fair payment scheme"
If there's to be another election soon, implementation of this joint promise will cement a few anti-Labour votes.
Declaration of interest ... I leave you to guess !