England. I'm in the UK and we're coming up to election day on 7 May. I've been reading the newspapers and watching TV and, as I usually do wherever I am in the world, enjoying Radio 4. The most telling statement about the forthcoming election came from Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, which as king-maker in the last government blocked reforms that were essential for the UK's recovery from a decade of abuse under Labour. Clegg said that this is the first election ever in the UK where we know no one is going to win. In short, the UK is about to fall into the Italian Trap of constantly shifting coalitions, none of which benefit the country as a whole.