August 21st, 2012

Prezza Conspiracy Theory Debunked

Back in July John Prescott claimed he was the victim of an elaborate plot by the Tories to smear him over dodgy government credit card purchases. Central to Prezza’s conspiracy theory was a redacted letter from Gus O’Donnell, with Hull’s next top copper demanding an investigation into the apparent cover-up. The story was run by Political Scrapbook, and even the Observer weighed in. Now there is egg-on-face all round as the whole theory was debunked this morning, with an answer to Prezza’s Parliamentary Question in the Lords revealing the letter in question was censored simply to redact factual errors:

“A factual error in the Cabinet Office reply of 18 November 2011, incorrectly suggesting that departmental civil servants had been disciplined for the use of the Government Procurement Card under the previous Administration, was removed from the version of 21 November. In fact, the fraud stemmed from seven transactions on a cloned credit card. A second paragraph was also deleted from the version of 18 November in error. The Cabinet Secretary has written to the noble Lord to explain the background.”

Prezza can take off his tin foil hat…


62 Comments

  1. 1
    Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

    He’s still a fat twat choose what

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  2. 2
    MP's Expenses Type says:

    We couldn’t understand why he needed to buy so many presentational pie charts from a company called … er … Ginsters on his credit card.

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    • 58
      Anonymous says:

      To quote the man himself:

      “It would seem conflicts of interest are not uncommon”

      Too many pies

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  3. 3
    Field Marshall Tim Montgomorie says:

    David Cameron is really in the poo poo now ,isn’he ?

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  4. 4
  5. 6
    PresClout says:

    My first priority in office will be to clear up all those old cases which have never been satisfactorily resolved. There’s on here in front of me where this fat old git smacked a poor young egg-thrower … now that’s clearly disproportionate use of force and I will get this thug arrested.

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  6. 10
    ToonBob... says:

    appropriate ?

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  7. 11
    Disgusted Purley says:

    “Noble” lord! which one is that? surely not the secretary shagging thieving waiter?

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  8. 13

    Weekly specialist cleaners to remove fat arse prints from ministerial desk and vomit stains from toilet bowl and walls?

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  9. 14
    carlosfandango says:

    No need to smear Luigi – just let the oaf open his mouth!

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  10. 15
    jgm2 says:

    Prescott isn’t interested in the truth. He saw an opportunity to make allegations and took it.

    The allegation is still at large and I have no doubt there are legions of bedwetters convinced that the T*ries conspired against Prescott just as he claims. Just as they’re convinced the Maximum Imbecile ‘saved’ the UK economy rather than being the guy who actually destroyed it.

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    • 26
      Gordon McMedicated says:

      You do my a grave injustice sir. You have dishonoured my good name.
      I challenge you to a duel.

      Pistols at dawn.
      I shall be in London on the 25th of August 2056.

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    • 29
      smoggie says:

      All true To­ries should be conspired against this fat fraud. Five properties, two jags and a peerage – what kind of working class socialist is that?

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    • 50
      Helena Handbasket says:

      Yes, and all that talk about Tony & Gordon’s dysfunctional relationship while in power was just “media tittle-tattle”. I wouldn’t believe Prescott if he told me it was Tuesday.

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  11. 19
    Lord Prescott Hulls very own Chief Whigham says:

    Doh !

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  12. 20
    MayfairMagFan says:

    Tin foil hat?

    I thought it was an upturned Fray Bentos dish.

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  13. 21
    B.E.S.T on 3 with crusts says:

    Journalist Fareed Zakaria has been unsuspended by his employers after they found his ‘journalistic lapse’ was an isolated incident. – The Grundain

    ‘journalistic lapse’ = liar

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    • 27
      Johann Hari says:

      Journalist Fareed Zakaria has been unsuspended by his employers after they found his ‘journalistic lapse’ was an isolated incident. – The Grundain

      ‘journalistic lapse’ = liar

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      • 33
        Laurie Penny says:

        Journalist Fareed Zakaria has been unsuspended by his employers after they found his ‘journalistic lapse’ was an isolated incident. – The Grundain

        ‘journalistic lapse’ = liar

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        • 34
          Andrew Pierce says:

          Journalist Fareed Zakaria has been unsuspended by his employers after they found his ‘journalistic lapse’ was an isolated incident. – The Graundain

          ‘journalistic lapse’ = liar

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          • Owen Jones says:

            Journalist Fareed Zakaria has been unsuspended by his employers after they found his ‘journalistic lapse’ was an isolated incident. – The Graundin

            ‘journalistic lapse’ = liar

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          • The BBC says:

            Journalist Fareed Zakaria has been unsuspended by his employers after they found his ‘journalistic lapse’ was an isolated incident. – The Graundin

            ‘journalistic lapse’ = liar

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          • Fareed Zakaria says:

            Journalist Fareed Zakaria has been unsuspended by his employers after they found his ‘journalistic lapse’ was an isolated incident. – The Graundin

            ‘journalistic lapse’ = liar

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  14. 22
    Steve Miliband says:

    I very much enjoyed watching ”Toast of London” on Channel 4, starring our venerable host

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  15. 23
    Lord Prescott of Ginsters says:

    I’ll have the lot.

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  16. 24
    smoggie says:

    Rather than write to the “noble Lord” – something His Bulimic Excellency would neither appreciate nor understand – why do they not send him an apology Pizza with loads of cheese and salami on it ?

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  17. 25
    B.E.S.T on 3 with crusts says:

    Prescott writes poems about his breakfast and gives tips on how to keep a tray from falling off your lap if you’re shaped like a beanbag.

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  18. 31
    Ah! Monika says:

    My various FOI requests usually produce little. It’s all in the wording.
    But …it would interesting to know how many BBC employees had degrees in Psychology and or Sociology, and in what positions they were / are employed.
    Over to you.

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  19. 32
    Anonymous says:

    Shock rise in borrowing a blow for Osborne
    Pressure grows on Government to ease back on austerity measures after public sector finances show unexpected deficit.

    from the Telegraph

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  20. 36
    B.E.S.T on 3 with crusts says:

    The University of Toyko is studying Presocott’s bulk in order to help Japanese gamblers better determine what creature to place their bets on during the next Giant Monster Unlimited Class Wrestling Tournament.

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    • 42
      annette curton says:

      When Pressclot goes to a Casino he places his bets and leaves grease marks all over green beige.

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    • 45
      I don't need no doctor says:

      The japanese sumo coaches are also studying Prescott’s bulk and weight gaining ability. A pie, chips and gravy diet is to be introduced with immediate effect.

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  21. 40
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Apparently this thick troughing cnut has the intestines of a cow and at over 43 yards in length It can hold 25 gallons or more of material.

    This freak of nature however is not so fortunate when it comes to vocabulary, having a very limited range of words consisting mostly of: pie, chips, Ashcroft, Thatcher, sausages and morechips.

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  22. 44
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Prescott, he who is an idiot remains so for life.

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  23. 46
    Ordinary Working Man says:

    Lord ‘Fat Bastard’, Baron Fucking ‘Hypocrite’. Useless piece of fucking shit.

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  24. 49
    Tracey Mount-Temple says:

    I got a nice meal outta Prezza an’ no mistake. Lol!

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  25. 51
    Fish says:

    I wonder if he is still getting ‘pop-up’s’ from that Thai Brides site?

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  26. 52
    keredybretsa says:

    Jolly things one can read in all the comments above. The concensus of opinion seems to show him as a real, negative bullshitter, with nose in the trough tendencies and a lover of porky pies!!!

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  27. 53
    I wonder why says:

    Prezza doesn’t get it togther with Sally Bercow. They have a lot in common.

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  28. 60
    Urea Lifter says:

    2 taxis for fat Hunt

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  29. 61
    Eric Pickles says:

    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:
    This disgusting and morbidly obese idiot ……….
    smoggie says:
    All true To­ries should be conspired against this fat fraud

    ************************
    That’s no way to talk about Guido.

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