Ahead, it has to be said of Ed Miliband, Will Hutton and indeed Barack Obama. Although the first and last of this trio are probably too busy ''doing'' to be ''thinking''.
Duncan Weldon, noted Labour activist, and author of the forthcoming Plan B for the Economy, did not place. Justice, no doubt, for Duncan's desire to prioritise his wedding over his book writing.
What they say about Richard Murphy:
Kevin Maguire, Sunday Mirror
''I take my hat off to Richard Murphy, the accountant who keeps up a daily(and occasionally hourly) battle against wealthy tax dodgers. Murphy is a heroic figure. Tireless and forensic, driven by an admirable moral fervour, I take my hat off to a campaigner with Duracell batteries.''