I can now reveal the winner of the Bagehot caption competition. It was a difficult one to judge. There was a splendid array of entries, but deciding which one had the edge over others was far from easy. Should I favour ones that were designed to be funny or those which were clever? I felt it appropriate to privilege those that made a link to Bagehot and/or me. I thought the entries from Mark Shephard, Tony Sands, Cameron, and both entries of Allan Donoghue were very good and real contenders. The first two just missed out by not being quite as snappy as the winner. I am not sure that ken wilkinson (‘One ancient relic visits another’) has quite got the hang of the quiz in the way that Tony Sands has! At the end of the day, after much reflection, I decided the winner, which seemed especially appropriate to the picture, was edarfour with:
The end of the old and the beginning of a new constitutional architecture: the spirit of Bagehot consulted.
If edarfour would like to get in touch, the prize will be despatched.