It’s the time of the year for wacky 2008 predictions here (Torygraph) and here (New Statesman). Between them they have John Reid, David Blunkett and Patricia Hewitt (but not the vocal Charles Clarke) declared missing and the Lib Dems going through another leadership contest. Meanwhile over at Harry’s Place there’s “what if?” speculation about Ken Livingstone packing it in. Fantasy fiction the lot but crystal ball gazing has I suppose got a better name for itself than navel-gazing.