Today, Labour's National Executive Committee is doing what has become an all too familiar routine two month's before the Labour Party's Annual Conference - nodding through the arrangements to fleece members and deny them a voice. Or may be not. We'll find out soon enough.
Meanwhile, I have been trying to make sense of last week's headlines following a fundraiser at the Emirates organised by former No 10 director of communications, Alistair Campbell and featuring a reported return to active Labour Party service of his former boss, Tony Blair.
Inevitably this set the wires humming and the tent flapping. Is the Labour Party really going to benefit by a public display of gritted teeth? The official line is that the former prime minister is to advise on the post-Olympics legacy. I can't help wondering if the continued fragility of the Party's finances isn't the real driver. Labour's 2011 accounts are due to published shortly via the Electoral Commission website. There was still a substantial seven figure sum of unsecured debt to be repaid according to the 2010 accounts. All of it was incurred on Blair's watch to finance the 2005 General Election campaign. Even I who regularly remind my avid readers that Blair nearly bankrupted his party, financially and politically, would be more forgiving, if Ed's cosying led to payback time.
£10 million, Mr Blair, that would do nicely.