For the past week or so, the media have been camped out on Abingdon Green, opposite Victoria Tower, the site resembling something of a circus with an array of brightly-lit tents and, indeed, performers. Various television channels have been carrying extended coverage, politicians and commentators lining up to be interviewed. Anybody who was vaguely anybody (e.g. me) was roped in to provide a comment.
This morning, though, attention has shifted to Whitehall and Downing Streeet and in future weeks, all being well, to Westminster. The tents are now being dismantled. The imposing BBC studio remains but the Green is being restored to its normal glory and I presume it will not be long before all evidence of a media circus has gone.
The circus is a regular event, to be seen when there is a party leadership contest or a general election. I expect cameras to be back on the Green when the Labour leadership battle reaches a critical stage.