He said that it was a decision for David Cameron but that he hoped to play a role in the next Conservative government. He wasn’t just in this for a spell on the opposition benches.
On the big story of the day – allegations in The Sunday Times that Labour peers were prepared to accept ‘cash-for-laws’ – he said that an independent investigation would be needed to establish whether "corruption" was present.
One question: It seems extraordinary that these peers will be able to keep their places in the Lords if they are found guilty. Surely that needs to change?
6pm: Watch the interview.