Jon Cruddas has accused deputy leadership rival Hazel Blears of colluding with the Tories by characterising his political vision as a “lurch to the left” – nice to see the gloves coming off. Yesterday Amnesty polled attendees at a Deputy leader wannabee hustings they had organised before and after the debate: After hearing them speak and answer questions opinion swung strongly, Cruddas once again impressed the crowd, Harman did surprisingly well. Benn flopped badly. After listening to him his rating plummeted. Johnson fared poorly as well, but this should have been Benn’s day, speaking to people with an international outlook. Having backed Benn on Betfair in the past, Guido is laying his position, going flat and “all green”.