I wonder what the reaction would be if in a Tory leadership race two of the candidates were brothers and one of the other candidates was married to another potential candidate, who is female but had decided to stand down in favour of her husband. Same old Tories would be the cry from the other side. And understandably so. But this hasn't happened to the Tories, it's what's happening in the Labour Party.
Tomorrow Ed Balls joins the Miliband brothers in the race to be Labour leader. So at the moment, the next Labour leader will either be called Ed or Miliband, or both. There is speculation that the eyelid flutterer in chief, Andy Burnham may also stand, but quite how he could differentiate himself from the Milibands is open to question. He does speak northern, I suppose.
Jon Cruddas has bottled it again. It's a serial problem for him. This time he realised he didn't have what it takes to be leader, which is hardly surprising when only three years ago he realised he didn't have what it took to be Housing Minister. Cruddas has always beebn overrated. His performance as Dagenham MP has been lamentable - just ask Margaret Hodge, who will be only too willing to tell you.
I still wouldn't rule out a bid from Harriet Harman. I know she's ruled herself out but she has until the end of July to change her mind. You can just imagine the circumstances. She could come under huge pressure from the Labour sisterhood to stand, purely because there is no other woman candidate. I can hear them now. "Harriet, it's your duty," they will cry in unison. And this may be especially true if she shines in the Commons over the next few weeks as she speaks for Labour at PMQs.
You watch, stranger things have happened.