The last week has been completely dominated by speculation on the Labour leadership, topped off by this Miliband article. Polly Toynbee this week added her voice to the growing calls for Gordon to quit ("I personally think that for the survival of the Labour Party, he has to go".)
But as August approaches, the feverish debate over the Labour leadership is likely to abate - as Nick Robinson suggests. And as Michael White says, no-one really knows what will happen next. We'll just have to wait til September, for the next serious instalment.
Meanwhile, Gordon B and David C are both on holiday this week - which got me wondering what their "out of office" messages would say. Not that they have such things, I'm sure - but it's fun to speculate...
Gordon: "THANK YOU FOR YOUR EMAIL. I AM OUT OF THE OFFICE THIS WEEK. BUT NOT OUT OF OFFICE. IF IT'S URGENT, PLEASE CALL ME - NOT HARRIET, OR DAVID." (He usually types in upper case)
David: "Cheers for the email. Am spending quality time out of the office this week. But hope to be in office soon. If it's about my bike, I've got it back thanks."
PS Nick Clegg is spending his hols in Spain with the in-laws