What is he wittering on about now? I could do better than that.
If you've ever thought that - and, let's face it, who hasn't - then this might just be your chance.
The Fabian Society is recruiting for our next General Secretary. I will be leaving at the end of June, to take up a new challenge.
The advert - below - is in today's Guardian, and the full details of how to apply are on the Fabian website. (How to apply (PDF file))
I suggest we approach it like this.
Witticisms, parodies and joke applications are welcome here on Next Left in the thread below.
And, if you would like to apply for one of the most interesting and enjoyable jobs in politics, then you have got until Thursday 26th May to get your pitch in.
6 weeks' holiday and 7% pension contribution
The Fabian Society, the UK's premier think tank and political association, is looking for an exceptional individual to lead the organisation.
The job involves generating original political and policy ideas for research, publications and events. It requires excellent skills in communication and advocacy and in strategic, staff and financial management.
It is a unique opportunity to influence political debate and public policy.
For more information and application details visit www.fabian-society.org.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org (putting 'Recruitment' in the subject line), or send an SAE to Recruitment, Fabian Society, 11 Dartmouth St, London SW1H 9BN. Closing date for applications: midday Thursday 26th May 2011.
The Fabian Society is committed to the principles and practice of equal opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from those under-represented at this level.