I am listening to all the journalists, pundits and even some of those right at the heart of events saying that the result of the four-month Leadership election is ‘too close to call’.
Actually, this is code for saying: ‘I haven’t the faintest idea, but I don’t like to admit it.’
The reality is nobody – apart from those who have done the counting – knows the outcome. It may well be very close, like Healey-Benn nearly 30 years ago, or it could be 54:46 or 53:47, which is closer than Tony Blair’s victory in 1994, but still pretty decisive.
And who will win? Well, my exclusive prediction is that the winner will be a white male called Miliband.