* Vince Cable has just announced he won't be standing for Speaker. Meanwhile, I've just been stalked round the TV channels by a certain Ann Widdecombe. Not interested she cries to Jon Sopel. Not interested at all, she tells Kay Burley. Won't be standing she tells LBC. So take it as read that she's gagging for it! Just my little joke.
* Meanwhile, I understand that Frank Field is very keen to put his name forward but is concerned that he won't get enough support from the Labour benches. The same may be said of John Bercow who is mentioned by virtually every Labour MP I talk to but not by Tories.
* Labour MPs are in internecine warfare mode, blaming each other for the fate of Speaker Martin. Ann Keen was heard berating a fellow Labour MP saying "Well I hope you're proud of yourself".
* John Mann's a bit humourless, isn't he? I just did Sky News with him. He did talk a bit of sense in amongst his rants about "gentlemens' clubs". Very tribal though. Normally after these interviews you have a bit of a gossip. He just walked off. Maybe the Aqua di Gio has worn off...