Elections 23 April 2010 Labour and Tory posters spoof Little Britain Gordon Brown is cast as Vicki Pollard in new Tory poster. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Here's the poster Labour released midway through last night's debate to accompany Gordon Brown's claim that David Cameron favours "a big society at home, but Little Britain abroad". Brown's soundbite may have been obviously rehearsed but it was still one of the most effective lines of the night. Most voters won't have watched the full debate last night, so the soundbites that got picked up by the news bulletins mattered more than usual. Brown's line has the added virtue of being true. Cameron's Europhobia and his High Tory scepticism of America have left Tory foreign policy without any obvious anchor. But I'm not sure about this poster. ConservativeHome has ludicrously claimed that it mocks the disabled (have they seen Little Britain?) but it's actually just not very good. As you can see, the Tories' rapid-reaction unit released their own Little Britain poster in response. It continues Cameron's assault on Labour's misleading leaflets. But to echo the Tory leader's attack on Nick Clegg last night, Cameron shouldn't put himself on a pedestal. It was his party that produced this gory (and inaccurate) leaflet on violent crime and that published the most misleading poster of the campaign on Labour's "death tax". In other words, Dave should put his own house in order first. Follow the New Statesman team on Facebook. › Believe it or not, Labour has a good-ish story to tell George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Let's talk about Daniel Hannan, Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler To the Commonwealth, "Global Britain" sounds like nostalgia for something else Is defeat in Stoke the beginning of the end for Paul Nuttall?