I've just been reminded that on Question Time last week Shirley Williams said there was no chance Gordon Brown would offer her a job "because I'm a woman". When Dimbleby reminded her she'd been a Labour Cabinet Minister she responded that Gordon Brown was "no Harold Wilson or Jim Callaghan". Well that's a relief, I suppose.
This all reminds me of her comments in 1980, just before the formation of the SDP, when she said: "A centre party would have no roots, no principle and no values." Rather like Shirley Williams, then.
Amazing what a sniff of power can do, isn't it?