October 27th, 2011

Prezz A Manger

Prezza’s spending wasn’t confined to the land of Oz. Guido has now seen Prescott’s government credit card bill from 2004 through to 2006. It seems he was a big fan of upmarket Westminster canteen Shepherds and has spent £2,073  in Pret a Manger, including £240 in one sitting.  Prezza enjoyed the high and low life, with The Cinnamon Club and Clacket Lane Service Station all featuring. What government business was the Deputy Prime Minister doing in a Morrisons supermarket cafe? Three hundred quid steak dinners on the taxpayer? Why not…

How anyone managed to spend £400 in Mr Chus Chinese in Hull beggars belief…

UPDATE: You can see the food and drink section of the bill here. Next up leisure activities…


175 Comments

  1. 1
    Up sh1t creek says:

    The taxpayers pay, so why not?

    • 6
      The Paragnostic says:

      Get out – that’s Billy Bowden’s seat!

      I assume the lardy one was feeding his staff, but why Pret a Manger? Surely there are better (and cheaper) butty shops around?

      • 9
        Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

        Ahh, I think I got the wrong idea when Prezza said he fancied a nosh – never been keen on chipolatas myself.

        • 24
          Pencil Packin' Prezza says:

          All above bloody board, everybody was doin’ it, you can’t prove ‘owt.

        • 66
          Rage Against the Political Elite says:

          Prezza is Great, He hates Murdeocracy. I mean Murdoch. And in my book if you need to eat a load of food to do that. Great. Murdoch empire and his like are the greatest threat to Democracy filling the once Great british people with S–t. Turned a great people into a curtain twitching frightened bunch of yellow knackers that have lost their freedom for a bunch of self interested fraudsters.

          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            No-one is forced to buy Sky tv, the BBC however…..

          • Ummm says:

            Yes Billy. Also one’s £120 a year and includes watching on every medium possible, and the other is £50 a month for the channels worth having, extra to watch it in a 2nd room, extra to watch online, extra to watch on xbox…

            But hey, at least your subscription’s going to a good cause – Milly Dowler’s parents.

          • Cynic says:

            You just don’t get it do you. It’s about having the CHOICE to spend your own money on what YOU want, not what the State Broadcaster demands that you pay on pain of going to PRISON. And I thought Murdoch was paying the Dowlers out of his own pocket. Unless you know different, of course?

      • 21
        Peter expat says:

        It’s still a hell of a lot of bacon sarnies and hemust have been a very generous employer !

        • 74
          Rog says:

          Was One Ton, wanton with the wontons?

          Excessive, even for a recovering anorexic.

          • Sophie says:

            One Ton Watson?

            Guido – we need to know how many politicians have become addicted to free food on the taxpayer.

            There could be liability for the taxpayer for allowing these calore addicts unfettered access to their drug.

          • Iloathlefties says:

            He’s a thieving bastard. When are the police investigating this porker? Why are we paying for his food? Didn’t he also claim £400 a month for food on his expenses?

          • Cynic says:

            You wonder when he found time to do any work. How much time did he spend stuffing all that food down his gob?

    • 28
      • 43
        Another Engineer says:

        Be interesting to apply that here to see if anyone has been cheating.

        I believe auditors use it to discover if there have been any shenanigans…

        • 64
          Number 7 says:

          Far too many round numbers and same amounts from the same establishment (different dates). When I was signing off expenses, these would have raised my suspicions as to the validity of the claims.

          • Tuscan Tony says:

            Exactly, he goes in, gets a receipt for £ 150 and they give him £ 75 cash. Surprisingly common.

          • Tax Payer says:

            If you can buy items that add up to round figues in the first place.

            No – adding cash is obvious. £3.33 becomes £53.33.

            It’s more likely to be rounding up for a tip.

          • Peter expat says:

            As a friend many years ago was told when fiddling his expenses, ‘When I was your age, Rodney, I used to fiddle my expenses, but at least I had the sense not use consecutively numbered receipts off the pad I’d got from the stationers !’

    • 46

      Absolutely, and £240 on sandwiches – the chain doesn’t sell booze – is just a snack for Prezza.

      • 96
        Sir Scoffalot of the Northern Wastelands says:

        I once saw “mange tout” on the menu back when I were stewardin’ on the boats.

        After some ponce explained what it meant, it struck me as a right brilliant idea, so I made it me way o’ life.

        Bugger! Got curry sauce on me ermine now.

        Southern bastards!

        • 141
          David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

          This is the fat bastards way of helping to provide funding to small and medium sized enterprises. Horrible corrupt socialist fcker.

    • 51
      Lord Lardarse of Hull in the Head says:

      Excuse me Guido Fawkes, yer great Southern Blouse….we’s real men up North and I can beat yer any day to a pie eating contest….and without none of yer Right Wing Gravy to boot, laddie my boy.

      I’m a working class hero, I am, I am. I eats blokes like youse for breakfast and then I starts on me full English plus faggots and lard.

      Watch it, sonny.

      £400 quidaroonies for a poor hardworking Chinaman. Yer heartless, you, you Tory scum. I bought it to improve the lot of the working coolies and donated the rest to the brave anticapitalists forced to live in tents on the streets of Boris the Bounders London Town.

      What’s my Chinese takeaway got to do with you….when it costs trillions to pay off the local Greek……

    • 173
      Anonymous says:

      He possibly tips heavy. Isn’t that how ships waiters earn a crust?

  2. 2
    Oy Vey says:

    See Guido, an actual story, with actual public interest and not some half-baked comparison between 2 completely uncomparable voting records

    Well done

    • 8
      The Paragnostic says:

      You’ve already been enlightened about Twatson’s client votes and the subcontinental postal vote bloc. so piss off.

  3. 3
    Rog says:

    Can’t wait to see this unpleasant odious chump to get his comeuppance!

    • 9
      Ummm says:

      Laws against being a fat twat haven’t been passed yet.

      • 15
        Rt. Horrible Diane Abbott MP says:

        Don’t oppress the differently sized!

      • 92
        Andrew Efiong says:

        He might have to prove it was “on business”.

        But it is about his reputation. As a minister he was infamous for backing wasteful projects like the silly Fire Brigade call centre fiasco.

        Now we learn that he wastes money even when buying a sandwich.

        • 124
          John Hutton, the one true prophet, says:

          given his ‘Rosie’ history of shagging around I’m pretty sure he was ‘on the job’ or about to be when he was shelling out for these meals!

  4. 3
    Ummm says:

    MPs are chauffeur driven in fucking Jags, and you’re worried about a couple of thousand of food bills over a few years?!

    Jesus wept…

    • 158
      Cynic says:

      You must be a socialist – the word ‘accountability’ obviously means nothing to you (as long as it isn’t YOUR money he’s spending, of course.)

  5. 5
    Albert Hall says:

    lots of very similar and almost round figures at Pret a Manger.

  6. 11
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Is there a lampost strong enough?

  7. 12
    Lard Prescott says:
  8. 13
    Sir William Waad says:

    That’s £4 for the food and £236 as compensation for groping the staff and smashing up the display.

  9. 16
    Anonymous says:

    He really is a despicable fat bastard, I hate him.

    • 57
      Pencil Packin' Prezza says:

      Ey up!

      I see you got the laptop (definitely not on expenses) working again Pauline.

      What we got for us tea?

      • 160
        Lady Pauline Lard says:

        A lard sandwich on white with Tomato Ketchup.

        • 174
          Pencil Packin' Prezza says:

          A bit poncy like, but ok.

          As long as you get yer hair nice and fluffed up like, and as long as I can have Wagon Wheels ‘n custard for pud, I’m well ‘appy.

  10. 17
    Anonymous says:

    I think a full review of every transaction made by every MP between 1990 and 2010, funded by the said MP’s should be implemented.
    Any wrongdoing uncovered would have to be prosecuted.

  11. 18
    Scrobs... says:

    Perhaps it was for ‘soup and a roll’?

  12. 20
    What an obese cunt says:

    How the fuck do you spend £240 at Pret? Just one of their sandwiches are big enough. The man’s not greedy, he’s a fucking disgusting glutton.

  13. 22
    Vince Cable's rucksack says:

    It’s an absolute disgrace. Has Vince got one of these?

  14. 23
    Pedant#1 says:

    Greedy, useless, lackwit!

  15. 25
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Makes Monsieur Creosote and his waafferrr thin mint look positively anorexic. I think the question regarding Mr Chus (and other expenditure) was whether the recipients of such taxpayer largesse were entitled to such entertainment. Follow the money trail always. Mr Chus is a favourite venue for dining East Hull labour party mates.

    • 103
      Pickled Wizard says:

      If he was ‘entertaining’ and those who were entertained receiving taxable benefit in kind? Or does that rule only apply to those of us in the private sector?

  16. 26
    socialists suck donkey balls says:

    Doesn’t he have a business interest in Mr Chu’s? Would check that rumour out.

  17. 27
    McDonalds says:

    We love John. He keeps us in business.

  18. 30
    Chu's Menu says:

    鴨肉類 DUCK DISHES

    香橙鴨件
    26
    Roasted Cantonese Duck with Orange Sauce
    £10.90

    紫羅鴨件
    27
    Roasted Duck with Ginger and Pineapple
    £10.90

    梅子鴨
    28
    Roasted Duck with Plum Sauce
    £10.90

    百花鴨
    29
    Roasted Duck with Prawn Meat Stuffing
    £11.90

    明爐叉鴨
    30
    Roasted Cantonese Duck & Pork
    £10.90

    [£400 buys a lot of dinners.....I wonder if he shared them with anyone else?]

  19. 31
    Jess The Dog says:

    Average of £110 to £130 per week on eating out? that’s a 2.5 kid family shopping bill! £26 at Moto Catering on New Years Eve 2004 … what was he doing?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4138509.stm

  20. 32
    On the Exxxxs says:

    Suspiciously round totals – cash back, sir?

  21. 33
    Sarah says:

    This is theft from the taxpayer.

    No way can he claim that this expenditure was necessary.

    Typical socialist – burning other peoples money.

    He seems to be above the law – how many times has he escaped legitmate prosecution?

    PAY IT ALL BACK YOU HYPOCRIT!

    • 47
      NeverRed says:

      How about an e-petition for a review of prescot’s expenses with a recommendation for prosecution when found fraudulently stealing taxpayers money.
      Prescot, Mandelson and Martin should all swing ttogether + another few hundred troughing Lords and Ladies.

  22. 35
    nell says:

    And all this food and drink money was on top of the maximum monthly MP’s expenses claim for groceries which he made sure he also got.

    • 65
      Infuriated of West Mids says:

      God, yes – of course! I’d almost forgotten about that!

      I expect that most of it’s still repeating on Prescott, though…

      *burp*

  23. 36
    Smell a story says:

    Send a gutter-grubber round to Chu’s – Quick!!

  24. 38
    Traycee says:

    It wan’t just a chippolata he had. The had the Full Monty with me.

  25. 39
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  26. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Am sure that all of those present correctly declared any benefit in kind and paid the appropriate tax – wouldnt be good is a minister of the crown and his civil servants were feeding themselves on our taxes and not paying any tax due would it?

  27. 41
    non believer says:

    Multiple posts about this fat fuckers eating habits on the taxpayer but not even the slightest mention of Stephen Crouch, the defence lobbyist who donated £20K to Mr Werrity under a false name just before Mr Fox granted him a meeting with a defence minister.

    hmmm……….

    • 60
      yeah, right.. says:

      It was his own money, was it not? He can piss his own cash away if he likes, its when they pan handle me for that makes me cross.

      Think about all those trips to Pret next time you look at the deductions side of your payslip.

      • 80
        non believer says:

        Do be quiet

        It was his own money so moody donations in a fake name to a fake adviser to our Defence secretary on behalf of someone who makes a great deal of money on Defence contracts in Iraq is perfectly OK and not worthy of discussion?

        Spending too much money on sandwiches and fast food is perfectly good grounds for complaint and outraged discussion but I’m not sure it outranks very murky donations from Defence lobbyists to our Defence Secretary’s ‘special friend’.

        • 98
          Ulysses goose fondler says:

          Ans yet you think that theft and deception by a Mp and lord is not worthy of discussion ?? so much for morals ?

          • non believer says:

            Sorry, but are you incapable of reading?

            Look again at my post

            “Spending too much money on sandwiches and fast food is perfectly good grounds for complaint and outraged discussion”

            cretin.

  28. 42
    nell says:

    One good thing to come out of this will be the fact that prezza will go down in history as one of the worst moneygrubbing, troughing politicians of all times.

    Personally spe@king I think they should erect one of those little blue plaques on one of these restaurants in London saying ‘ john prescott got fat overeating here on taxpayers money’

    • 155
      Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

      Or one for me saying “Handycock got his leg over here.’

  29. 44
    Sophie says:

    How come there are so many round figures in the receipts? Cash back?

    I think a Police investigation is needed – this multi millionaire Lord cannot get away with this blatant theft.

  30. 45
    Anonymous says:

    How do you spend £88.00 on food at Express Holiday Inn? Just asking.

  31. 49
    Fat fuck Prescott has a tantrum says:

    • 166
      A Doctor writes... says:

      Bloody hell he’s gonna have a coronary if he doesnt calm down. Look at his face at the end, his eyes are about to pop out his head.

  32. 50
    News Flash says:

    Police swooped this evening on Chu’s restaurant and caught Lord Grub-Grab helping himself to more taxpayer largesse. He is expected to plead that it was simply a gut reaction.

  33. 52
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    That Croquet mus be really knackering

  34. 55
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:
  35. 59
    Engineer says:

    It’s the bog-seats and sewers I feel sorry for.

    • 79
      Knackered Sewage Plant Worker says:

      I got through 10 shovels and 3 pairs of waders in 2005 alone dealing with his fucking clog-ups.

  36. 63
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    How many starving kids in Africa could have been fed with this money?

  37. 68
    Pies 'r' us says:

    We all know Prescott was up to.

    His breathtaking incompetence was such that he was probably encouraged to get out and about and stuff his fat fucking face on the taxpayer as it would have been the significantly cheaper option given the damage done by most of his ‘decisions’.

  38. 70
  39. 72
    Penfold says:

    The tapayer is an easy touch, and its even easier if the regime has no controls and allows the feckless, unfettered free rein to the credit card.

    So, we own Prezza’s gut. Perhaps we should reclaim it as reparations for his gross over-spending.

  40. 76
    EdButLookBalls says:

    The Lard Basket Prezza and his fellow trougher Twatson could replace all those methane producing pigs in the Thunderdome complex, no need for windfarms!!

  41. 81
    Labour, the party of dry rot repair, cabs for hire, good day to bury bad news, Nokia throwing and whose idea was that Sue's I think says:

    Haven’t you proles worked it out yet? When we do something, it’s alright. When baby eating Tories do it, it’s wrong. War with Iraq, dealing with the private sector, support of the Murdoch papers etc are all wrong under the Tories. But under Labour, they’re ok. If a Tory had spent so much on food, we’d be foaming at the mouth. But as our messiah Tony once said, John’s John. Which is also what he said when female staff complained about John sexually harassing them. Labour pretends to care about women but when one of our own is guilty of perving on female staff, we don’t give a shit.

  42. 83
    smoggie says:

    That’s the beauty of being a bulimic – you can eat and drink a shitload, spew it up and start again.

    Shame the taxpayer had to pay for his “disease”.

    • 111
      PD77 says:

      That’s what I don’t get, with Bulimia you throw up food you binge on and get thin, has Presclott got reverse Bulimia?

      Presclotts not got Bulimia, if he has I have the Flaming Fandango Syndrome!

  43. 84
    What a plonker. says:

    Prescott is a two faced hypocritical lying thick socialist bastard ,and he should
    be held to account for all the gross incompetence that he displayed when
    he was deputy prime minister .

    • 125
      I don't need no doctor says:

      If only! Maybe a petition to Parliament? It need not stop at Prescott.

    • 133
      Pissed off voter says:

      In defence of Mr. Prescott, at least he didn’t bill the taxpayer for moat-cleaning, or a trouser-press or oak beams or … oh wait …

  44. 89
    Dessert rat says:

    Fat arsed thieving Hunt

  45. 91
    Tony Blair says:

    I did offer to have your paperwork shredded “by accident” along with mine, John. You should have taken me up on it.

  46. 97
  47. 104
    Anonymous says:

    kcuf me ! How do you spend 240 quid in Pret a Manger ? No wonder the bstrd is so fat.

  48. 106
    BillyBob... says:

    Stop picking on the fat bully…….

  49. 108
    dodgy oul troughing fat cunt says:

    So, is the greedy fat fucking Hunt still troughing his way thorough tonnes of ‘food’ on the taxpayers expense?

  50. 110
    Selohesra says:

    5th Dec 2005 – Browns – is that the strip bar down in Shoreditch?

  51. 123
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Prescott has said that it was only comfort food, and all the fault of Cameron for hiring Andy Coulson.
    I wonder, between Watson and Prescott, who eats the most.
    A replacement for Big Brother could be Big Muncher, Prescott and Watson could be the first contestants. Bring on the pies!

  52. 127
    Lord 'it up' Prescott says:

    Come on jog on nothing to see here, we were working up a strategy to tackle obesity and decided a two prong attack was needed so we brought Cheecky Jamie in to do the school dinners and I was required to do the dirty work, get out amonst the people and see what went into those bellies. OK I had some mates along to help Bob Crow was a great help with the research. So Jamies recipies for schools let us down the policy fell apart – we learnt about fat cats though and now theres no money left the coalition look very trim.

  53. 128
    Pundit says:

    Prescott is the reason the word c*unt was invented.

  54. 129
    Oy Vey says:

    Regarding the round numbers, Pret do offer a catering service – so presumably they charge round numbers for that

  55. 131
    Displace Brummie says:

    But look at the menu. Mr Chus is NOT that expensive. What did he eat? Or did he eat it with? And how many?

  56. 132
    jealous says:

    stop posting things like this at lunchtime – its making me hungry. can i get a prezza takeaway menu please?

  57. 134
    Chinese motorist says:

    The Dim son of Hull

  58. 135
    Mr Chu says:

    Prawn Balls Mr Prescott?

    “Fook me did she mention that as well?”

  59. 136
    Jack Hargreaves says:

    Jesus, how can you spend £240 in Pret a Manger ? I mean literally, how is it possible ? They don’t display that much stock at one time. Plus, of course, if you loaded every damn thing in their shop into your basket the total wouldn’t come out to the nearest £10 would it ?

  60. 137
    Lord Prescott says:

    £400 for a Chu?????

    I get them at t’office for nowt

  61. 138
    Colonel Harland Sanders says:

    Prezza, you’re welcome to stop by anytime you’re in the neighbourhood.

  62. 140
    Nina says:

    “Oh Guido, dontcha know I have an eating disorder. Can’t help meself. Scoffin’ is a disease. I claim my union rights to fair treatment and leeway for this cross I bear……etc etc”

    Prezzley Prezza

  63. 142
    The Truth says:

    They all look like sharing platter’s to me. Probably buying his team lunch, but don’t rule out the possibility that the fat bastard munched through the lot himself.

  64. 143
    mark says:

    i dont event want to think what happened at Tantric Jazz…but it cost us taxpayers over£140!!

  65. 144
    Sophie says:

    I have an awful vision in my mind, Lord Prescott in his cowboy outfit, sitting in his own vomit & excrement, gurgling & flatulent, surrounded by an eco warriors nightmare amount of cardboard packaging from Mr Chu’s.

    The horror, the horror….

    • 146
      Sarah says:

      Pass the mindbleach Sophie.

      In addition I can see him there as you describe, struggling to reach the telephone and pathetically trying to get his obese fingers to dial for a pizza.

    • 148
      Ramsay and Oliver says:

      It’s no vsion, Sophie – more of the reality

  66. 147
    Jimmy says:

    You need a hobby.

  67. 150
    john in cheshire says:

    Mr Prescott, I’d like you to know this now :
    On the day you die, I’ll be saying ‘and not before time’. How’s that for an epitaph? You and your socialist cohorts are an abomination.

  68. 151
    the last quango in paris says:

    we’ve been feeding the fattie to force feed himslef then vom? how many nurses could be employed for the amount he ate?

  69. 154
    nightwatch says:

    A lowlife glutton, whose fleshly and predatory instincts and habits have all been provided at taxpayer’s expense.

    Corrupt systems and weak leadership have allowed this low intelligence opportunist to enrich and gorge himself throughout his wasteful career.

    He continues to wear his ignorance and obesity as badges of pride.

  70. 161
    An Impartial Observer says:

    The charitable amongst us might hazard that, after past secretarial excursions, the fare at Prescott Towers may have little to offer but cold shoulder & scrag end so compelling the rotund peer to dine elsewhere. However, the suspicious might wonder if an old expenses ploy might be regularly in operation. The assorted diners chip in with cash to cover the bill which the portly one pockets whilst putting the tab on his plastic.
    “By why the subterfuge,” the doubter asks. “The ennobled one is hardly short of a few bob.” “Indeed, Indeed” comes the reply. ” But is it not likely that the Lady of the Manor is keeping a close eye on the family accounts, to spot signs of current dalliance outside the conjugal bedchamber. A source of unaccountable readies could be just what the troughing philander needs to pursue extra-marital objectives.”

  71. 163
    Anonymous says:

    What a disgusting slob. Our very own Idi Amin. Deputy Prime Minister (no less) of this God-forsaken country for how many years? We must really be in the proverbial.

  72. 164
    And the irony is..... says:

    Baron Prescott is precisely the type of greedy c unt the Labour party were set up to challenge and rid us of.

  73. 167
    The Truth says:

    And it’s an even worse waste of taxpayers money when you consider he was throwing it all back up.

  74. 170
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Of course he could he could ‘spend’ £400 in a chippy if he got £350 change!!! £350 for me and £50 for you less 2 quid for the chips!!!!! Do meafavour Guyo….you are a man of the world ain‘t yer? Greed knows no boundaries, until you get caught, of course.

  75. 171
  76. 172
    £55,000,000 per DAY says:

    How did the Fat Fuck manage to spend 81 quid at pizza hut ?

  77. 175
    FlipC says:

    Including that Pret a Manger bill of £240 he managed to spend £1,245.44 for that month.

    Given the male median wage pre-tax for that period was £19,300 that would mean he (we?) spent just under a month’s net pay on food.


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