It seems that Harriet Harman is already backtracking.
Harriet Harman to fight for leadership if Gordon Brown is forced out
Harriet Harman, Labour's deputy leader, would block the coronation of a unity candidate and fight for the leadership of the party should backbenchers attempt to force Gordon Brown from office before the next General Election, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.
Which is something of a far-cry from her categorical statement earlier today.
"I don't want to be prime minister and I don't want to be leader of the party."
I wondered if she protested too much: it seems that she did.
Either that, or she is losing her tiny little mind. Which might be funny...