David Miliband was the guest of a press gallery lunch today and the Foreign Secretary had prepared the obligatory joke. Inspired by the decision of his French and German counterparts to record a duet, he would make a record with Lord Malloch-Brown. They agreed an Elton John track, he said. He suggested "sorry is the hardest word", but MMB instead suggested "I'm still standing". They finally agreed on Captain and the Kid. (Or as MMB would say, the Secretary of State and the wise eminence) Asked if he thought MMB would be in his job in a year, Miliband replied "absolutely". So there you have it.