The latest email from Ed Miliband begins 'Andrew, I am so inspired by this party' - presumably his party, not the one Mr Davies leads in Wales. Mr Miliband goes on to talk about Labour's Future Candidates Programme and issues this invitation:
If you’re at all interested in becoming a Labour candidate, I'd urge you to apply now.Applications for the next group of trainees close on Monday morning.
Obviously the email is a circular aimed at Labour members but the Welsh Tory chief is baffled as to how he was included on the mailing list. Perhaps the fact he shares a name with a former Labour minister explains it. Either way, he's not planning to take up Ed Miliband's offer.
We always knew Labour was short on ideas, but it looks like they’re short on candidates too. I am flattered by the offer, but I have enough on my plate holding Ed Miliband’s lazy Labour Government to account.
There was one bit of political gossip the First Minister was keen to stamp out during his London visit: the suggestion that he might be being lined up for a Westminster role. In the New Statesman a couple of weeks ago, Kevin Maguire wrote:
Carwyn Jones, the rugby-playing First Minister of Wales, is to play a bigger role in British politics. Ed Miliband’s office recognizes that the leader of the only bit of the land under Labour rule is a reminder that the party is down but not entirely out. Some in the Labour leader’s circle would like Jones the Job in the House of Commons. The man himself, however, has other ideas and prefers to govern from Cardiff.
Which is exactly what Carwyn Jones said when the Western Mail's David Williamson and I asked him about the rumours during a conversation at the Welsh Government's London office. He laughed off the suggestion that he would even consider swapping the Assembly for Parliament:
I see being First Minister of Wales as a great honour. I certainly don't see it as a stepping stone.