Cruddas: Not Now
Jon Cruddas has ruled himself out of the Labour leadership race. Disappointed? Yes, I am. We've had 16 years of alien right-wing domination, 26 if, like me, you count the crazed witch-hunting Kinnock years - the less than two years in which John Smith was at the helm simply weren't enough to stem the tide - and it would be nice, just for once, to have a Labour leader.
Instead it looks like like the Miliband brothers and AN Other are going to be fighting it out for the honour of launching Labour 2.0