Too many hats, indeed.

Over at the Big G’s Newsblog they’ve been paying attention to the Labour Party conference [aren’t we supposed to have a man on the ground? – Ed] and noted Alan Milburn squaring up to Harriet Harman, Peter Hain and Jack Straw – all either declared, or yet to declare, candidates for Deputy Leader. Milburn observed that there were “too many hats being thrown into the ring, and not enough ideas on the table” and Mathew Tempest also notes the audience reaction to Peter Hain’s ill-judged, “If I got the job….” – they booed.