Another non-Labour blog that sometimes gets confused about Labour people is the otherwise must-read www.politicalbetting.com
It has run a series of posts this weekend citing John Reid, Jon Cruddas and James Purnell as potential leadership candidates.
Maybe they are accomplished liars, or maybe things will change in very unexpected ways, but I've heard from Labour insiders who have had first-hand conversations with all three in recent days, and none of them are currently interested in running for leader. In fact I'm told it is unlikely that Cruddas would even be up for standing for Deputy Leader again, as he didn't enjoy the campaign last time round. Reid is putting it about that we made our choice in 2007, and he had his chance to run then and didn't, and we should stick with it. Purnell I think is playing a longer game.