04 May 2009

Prescott Rant

Wonderful wonderful reportage by the Deputy Political Editor of the Daily Telegraph, clever Melissa Kite.

Also terribly unfair, letting Prescott speak for himself in his usual porcine mumbo-jumbo.

Writes MK:

"John Prescott has launched an impassioned attack on two of his greatest enemies – Charles Clarke and the English language."

That had me hooked and reading on.

"The former Deputy Prime Minister gave a bravura performance on Radio 4’s Today programme as he got stuck into Labour rebels making trouble for Gordon Brown.

His rambling rant was vintage Prescottese. With jumbled syntax he managed to suggest that he undressed a crowd of students and that Tony Blair’s famous election pledge card was brought out in 1967.

“I undressed 450 students yesterday with Ed Miliband and Eddie Izzard and I did 300 last night.

“You have got to talk to our people and when I hear Charles Clarke saying it’s a shame, I have got to say ... bit of dayjay vu. They were the same people who crawled out of the woodwork last September, told us they were finished, Gordon should go."

Do click the link and read the whole piece, also this sharp piece about friends like John.

  • Two-johns John - 2 bog seats in as many years for M'sieur Avoirdupois
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