But if the Labour Party is looking for vision in the successor generation, then David Lammy is the man to watch in the new year.
Having been taken in myself and tipped him as a future Labour leader back in 2003 I soon came to regret it. The man has no vision, he is an incompetent Minister and the Baby P episode proves he is not exactly a stellar constituency MP. More importantly, not a single Labour supporting friend of mine thinks he deserves to be in government at all, let alone a Minister of State.
But my cackling laughter is best reserved for Martin Bright's new colleague on the NS, James Macintyre. James makes fourteen predictions, most of which are statements of the bleedin' obvious, but just feast your eyes on this one.
By the end of the year the two main parties will have switched positions in the polls, with the Conservatives heading into 2010 languishing below 30%.
In your dreams sunshine. It's the sort of prediction I would expect Kevin Maguire to make with his tongue firmly stuck in his cheek. MacIntyre, however, is deadly serious, with his tongue stuck somewhere very different (and very Brown).