Don't be silly Mr Cruddas
Jon Cruddas has got himself some headlines by calling for all the other Deputy Leadership contenders to resign from government but also made himself look daft.
The resignation of half a dozen senior ministers would totally destabilise the Government. It would suggest to the electorate that we think an internal party debate about an internal party election is more important than getting on with running government departments.
His blanket accusation that the people he is standing against have all spent "10 years of doing the nodding-dog routine" is insulting - he's worked in government, he understands how collective responsibility works and that you have the arguments behind closed doors.
The BBC mentions that Cruddas "is thought to have strong support among trade unionists". I think the truth may emerge that yes he does have strong support among a small layer of senior union full-timers, but when the actual union members get to vote, I doubt many of them will have a clue who he is - today's headline-grabbing throw-away comment is part of his strategy for addressing that - but publicity for its own sake can expose lack of thought-through content.