Last night Iain Dale was invited on to BBC Newsnight in relation to the Tory "A" list of candidates. I'm not going to bore you with the details of what the list is about and rather safely assume you have a clue.
One of the things that Iain said whilst being interviewed struck me as rather salient and it's worth repeating. If we're going to have a list of the "very best and brightest Tories" who should take priority over other lesser mortals in the party then let's make it public. After all, these people want to be part of public life so they shouldn't have a problem with letting the public know who they are. It'll certainly be better, as Iain said, than names being dripped out to the media.