Pressure group in the Labour Party – Compass – has today announced that it is polling all its members about which candidate for the Labour Party deputy leadership the organisation should support. While this strikes me as a bit odd in itself (it’s a poll about a candidate for a poll after all), it’s additionally complicated by the fact that the Compass Management Committee states that Jon Cruddas has views close to those of Compass, but they seem unwilling to back him outright. I also wonder how any other candidates for the deputy leadership could effectively make a pitch to Compass members in these circumstances or indeed whether they should bother. All quite bizarre. Anyway, Harriet for Deputy remains the motto for this site.