Actually I suppose we could entertain ourselves by speculating on who the seven wise men* will be on the Speaker's panel which will be set up to investigate the Damian Green affair. I was told by a Lib Dem that Ming Campbell is a dead cert because (a) it will have to include at least one Lib Dem, (b) all the members will be Privy Councillors, and (c) the Lib Dems only have three PCs in the Commons. (The others being Charles Kennedy and Alan Beith. This 'fact' might be wrong. But that's what I was told. Actually I've just looked it up. It is wrong. Malcolm Bruce and Nick Clegg are also PCs. Possibly more, I only got as far as the 'Cs'. That's what comes from relying on a Lib Dem for info).
Other suggestions so far: Michael Howard? David Blunkett? Gerald Kaufman? John Reid ruled himself out on Wednesday. David Davis????
*Obviously I mean 'men' in a non gender specific way. One of the downsides of quotas is that sometimes you end up having to do things you don't want to do, in order to preserve the gender balance. I suspect someone like Hilary Armstrong will find herself unable to refuse the Speaker's call. This is not disimilar to the situation where there are only three women at the constituency AGM, and you all end up having to be delegates to the local government committee even if it's your idea of hell, in the interests of the CLP not discriminating against you by appointing a man instead. Even though in this particular instance you'd be more than happy to be discriminated against. I have never quite managed to resolve this conundrum. Most resort to the 'agreeing to do it but not turning up for any meetings' option.