RB has been exploring his options. He could have gone for the Labour nomination which would involve elbowing Tessa Jowell aside and himself joining the party. Not impossible though as the candidate will be chosen by Labour members thus saving Miliband any embarrassment. He could stand as an independent though in a crowded field George Galloway would be a problem if defeated in Bradford.. But by advocating a vote for Caroline Lucas – with one bound he is free of his DONT VOTE albatross where any switch to stand himself would be greeted by Clegg like accusations of dis honesty. So the Greens will be transformed from Darren Johnson style no hopers to potentially controlling a major city. For RB its the only show in town post election.