Earlier today I was told by someone I trust that Chris Rennard was set to be appointed Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society - an organisation I used to work for.
The story had the ring of truth about it. Chris has always been a passionate believer in electoral reform and, with his long history of running successful campaigns, would be an ideal person to lead the campaign in favour of a yes vote in the AV referendum next year.
I tweeted about it and it was picked up by a number of people including Guido Fawkes.
Chris has just been in touch to say that he is not about to be the new Chief Exec of ERS because he didn't apply for the job.
I'm sorry to Chris for any embarrassment caused and to those who took up the story on the basis of my tweet.