September 3rd, 2013

Prescott’s Son in Running to Become Labour MP

John Prescott’s son David is running to become the Labour candidate in Greenwich and Woolwich, replacing the sitting Labour MP Nick Raynsford. With a 10,000 majority it’s a highly sought after selection. With Will Straw chosen to fight a seat last weekend and Euan Blair sniffing around for one, Prescott is weary of the charge of nepotism, telling Guido he’s ‘too old’ to be a Red Prince. He’s had a career outside of politics at least, and points out in his announcement that he’s not he’s not some Oxbridge PPE drone:

“I like to feel as a 43 year-old dad working with businesses, I have real life experience. I left school at 18 and worked my way up through the ranks as a journalist from a local press agency to an Assistant Editor at the BBC. I now work in public relations helping companies grow and become more successful. … I built my own career.”

Who could he be talking about? Guido was more worried about plans to re-nationalise the railways. A Prescott and transport. Again?


154 Comments

  1. 1
    jmf says:

    Is he a lardarse like his father?

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    • 22
      Aaron D Highside says:

      Journalist (Graun or Morning Star, presumably), Beeboid and PR. Proper jobs outside politics, without string pulling? Don’t think so.

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      • 34
        V1le disgusting toxic Labour trashed my Country says:

        If he is as thick as his father he will do well in Labour.

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      • 47
        Jakes says:

        Where is Commucan registered? Claims he is a Director of it but not registered anywhere.

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        • 74
          Jimmy says:

          Why not ask him yourself. His email address can be found here…

          http://www.commucan.com/contact-us/

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          • Anonymous says:

            From 1st January 2007, all companies in the UK are required by law to display certain regulatory information on their websites and in their email footers. Failure to do so could mean they are in breach of the Companies Act and risk a fine.

            Every company must now list its company registration number, place of registration, and registered office address on its website. The information must be in legible characters and should also appear on order forms and in emails. Such information is already required on “business letters” but the duty is being extended to websites, order forms and electronic documents.

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    • 27
      All wind and Stinky Farts says:

      How is being an assistant BBC editor and then working in PR a career that makes someone fit to represent the people?

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      • 32
        Fag End says:

        FFS BBC and then PR the perfect background for out of touch politics in the 21st C! Lab, Con LibDem just different graphics on a fag packet they all give you cancer.

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      • 33
        Steve Folan says:

        Ask Cameron

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      • 64
        Anon says:

        Worked for the BBC – very helpful in getting your message on BBC News, I would have thought. Although we know the BBC and BBC News is already riddled with ex-Labour and ex-Guardian employees now (Purnell, Newsnight programme, etc.)

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      • 116
        Daddy's a Lord says:

        And add in his fat fuck of Father’s political connections then you have someone perfectly trained to be an MP.

        BBC + PR + Daddy in the Lords = Labour MP

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    • 35
      dai laughing says:

      the BBC – a career?

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      • 39
        BBC HR Department says:

        No it wasn’t a careEr, we were his CARERS for a short time.

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      • 59
        Anon says:

        Quite. Straw, and now Prescott. And these people have the brass nerve to accuse the Tories of perpetuating privilege. HYPOCRITES OF THE FIRST ORDER.

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        • 92
          excuse me, er excuse me says:

          The boy’s heart might be in the right place, best not rush to judgement, been exposed to the shenanigans from an early age may well have made him an astute and creative politico. You can’t be for hereditary peerages and agin the offspring of a career politician however odious.

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        • 96
          Neil Kinnock says:

          Can’t see any problem.

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        • 125
          Anonymous says:

          Of course they’re hypocrites. Scumbag politicians forever moaning that the job of mp is very hard work, underpaid etc. & helping their kids into the same rotten situation.

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  2. 2
    Gangster Mandelson says:

    Vote Labour and make our incestuous Mob rich

    As I have always said

    Fuch the People BTW…useful idiots…

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      The People's Anti-Nepotistic Front says:

      At least the net we need to cast to round ‘em up and put ‘em all up against the wall won’t be very large.

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    • 36
      Ellie-Mae (8) says:

      Funny that all that crying by Bercow et al about how underpaid they all are, there seems to be an attraction for these muppets to follow their “underpaid” parents into the business…they’ve seen that up close.

      Wonder what that attraction could be….?

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      • 38
        Toff Watch says:

        Money, power, a bit of sex now and again.

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      • 40
        David Presclott says:

        If I’m honest, which being a socialist I’m not, then I would have to admit it’s the pension.

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        • 60
          Tony the Pimp Blair, offshore Corfu says:

          You won’t need a pension, son

          With all the bungs you get you will be a multi millionaire

          Your PR influence peddling firm is a good start

          Wait till you can flog your Parliemntray and/or Goverbnment contacts like a Real Labour Contact Artist

          Just look at me and Mandy…(and all the other Labour Taxis for Hire…the list ois so long I will not take upo the space)

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          • David Presclott says:

            I know, but it’s a nice back stop in case there’s a scandal. Well, that’s what Chris Huhne said. But then, he’s a convicted criminal and he’s walked into a £100k a year non job, so you could be right.

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    • 152
      John Bellingham says:

      It is quite surprising that a 43 year old “self-made” man of business would wish to join the Labour Party considering all of the fat, sexually-perverted, greedy, criminal, lying, scum that comprise the membership. Or was that the Lib-Dems? Or the Tories?

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  3. 4
    DtP says:

    Oh do spare us the bullshit – helping businesses – what does that mean other than doing fuck all. Another irrelevant trougher.

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    • 70
      Percy says:

      “Guido was more worried about plans to re-nationalise the railways” why worry Geedes, all those railway companies are just purchasers of licences to run for a fixed number years on the rail system, then they have to repurchase them, they lease the rolling stock and engines, they get handsome subsidies to keep them sweet.

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    • 120
      Hull On Earth says:

      Actually financial PR is a very worthwhile industry. You need lots of skill to do it.
      You basically answer the phone and write some BS copy for your client and boom you can charge them a fortune.

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    • 147
      south of the M4 says:

      A politician that did *uck all would indeed be helping business.

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  4. 5
    Niles says:

    Will he fuck his secretary too?

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  5. 6
    Irritable Sod says:

    Cue Dynasty music… this really getting rather f*cking monotonous.

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  6. 7
    Tracy Temple says:

    Will he need a secretary?

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  7. 8
    Manpower says:

    “I left school at 18 and worked my way up through the ranks as a journalist from a local press agency to an Assistant Editor at the BBC. I now work in public relations”

    Never had a proper job then!

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  8. 9
    Londoner says:

    That’s all we need. Another fucking Golgafrinchan in Parliament.

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  9. 10
    Harbottle says:

    Utterly sick making how far this party has strayed from whatever ideals it had when founded. Blair and slotgob, Straw, 2 Jags and the rest make the troughers and nepotists in other parties look like amateurs.

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    • 29
      Independent observer says:

      Indeed

      The of thei crimes is very long as well

      Breach of Privy Council oath by taking bribes from foreign powers

      Multople obstruction of justice Chilcot being the latest

      Lying repeatedly to Parliament

      Taking bungs from any bent PR Firm

      And Prescott Junior is a PR man and ex BBC

      Continuing the criminal tradition of New Labour whose motto is

      We are prostitutes and pimps

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    • 49
      Fag End says:

      True, back in the late 19th C the formation of the Labour party had some connection to working people. Now it’s just another route to the good life at the public’s expense. Blair was the key turning point he simply wanted power and cash no matter what. Possibly our worst PM (Brown has the excuse of simply not being fit for the job) Blair was the most calculating and cynical.

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  10. 11
    Peter Martin says:

    Blimey, an ex-BBC man? Lock up your daughters. Or sons.

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  11. 13
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    “I have real life experience”
    Journalist from a local press agency / Assistant Editor at the BBC / public relations helping companies grow and become more successful.
    ‘Real life experience’? Is that schmuck for real?

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    • 41
      Anonymous says:

      He witnesses real life, but as with all journalists and PR they go home as soon as the consequences hit. Unless you have created work and altered other lives for the better, and lived with the result, it does not qualify for experience.

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      • 48
        Clean up Britain Campaign says:

        From his PR company website

        D”avid has developed strong online voices and pioneered social media campaigning for clients including RenewableUK, the Labour Party and the Council of Europe”.

        So he is takes bungs from the Labour Party? Surprise surprise

        Nothing to do with Dad

        And taking cash from the renewable lobby

        Nothing to do with Dad

        And the Council of Europe -which Labour appointee got himù that contract?

        Another Labour “taxi for hire”, to join the long list of influence peddling Labour prostitutes

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  12. 14
    Bewildebeest says:

    ‘journalist’………….’real life experience’ hahahahahahahahahhaha

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  13. 15
    Anonymous says:

    I wonder if he’s so thick and useless as his father?

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  14. 16
    Bugner says:

    Is his left hook as good as his dad’s?

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  15. 17
    bergen says:

    Labour are not so much reactionary as medieval now.

    Proles are the new serfs to serve their masters and their heirs.

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  16. 18
    Pohn Jrescott says:

    Does that mean he has to stop running his father’s Twitter account now? What will the world think when that big secret is revealed.

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    • 75
      His Lardship John Prescott says:

      That is a squirrelous remark and by that you are implicating that I cannot do me own writing for meself which is clearly not true as all evidence shows.

      Now excuse me as I return to finish me last 39 Big Macs.

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  17. 19
    Boris Carloffe says:

    I wonder if he’s as thick and useless as his father?

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  18. 20
    The Central Scrutinizer says:

    I don’t care if he invented the lightbulb – when it comes to getting put forward as a candidate for the Labour Party it’s clear that he will have been tapping into his father’s network. Straight forward jobs-for-the-boys nepotism. I thought Labour was all for fairness…!

    Why is he only interested in becoming an MP now? Mid life crisis? Been found wanting as a PR advisor? Need to get a good, gold plated, public sector pension pot sorted out before he gets too old?

    When will the Great British public wake up to the fact that the Labour Party is taking the pi55?

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    • 98
      Mr Rees Mogg MP says:

      When they get off de Piss…

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      • 119
        Percy says:

        Well there are a lot of Tory MPs who’s paters or even grand paters sat as MPs also in nice safe jobbies for life constituencies, going back many years, it is nothing new to them, the Liebore mob are doing the same now. I wish if they wanted to become an MP, they would have to stand in an opposition constituency. The parachuting of apparatchiks or favoured ones into safe party seats doesn’t half rattle the cages of local parties, they object strongly to being left effectively out of the selection procedure, and just asked to rubber stamp the prearranged candidate.

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  19. 21
    PitPony says:

    Worked for the BBC ? Another self styled journalist whose attention was never drawn to all the celeb kiddy fiddlers.

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  20. 25
    Tracy says:

    Is his willy any bigger ?

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  21. 26

    Another political dynasty, with recognisable genetic talent!
    And they abolished hereditary peers.

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  22. 28

    Jobs for the boys? No. Jobs for their kids, innit?

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  23. 30
    Penfold says:

    I don’t regard working for the BBC or a journalist or PR as being proper work.

    And what is more suspect that nepotism and political influence got him into all 3 jobs.

    Labour are great at family dynasties, so much for the working class, who can lick the elite’s arse.

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    • 44
      Kim Jung Un says:

      Come on down!

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    • 50
      Clean up Britain Campaign says:

      BBC = Blair Broadcasting Company

      Says it all

      It should be broken up and flogged off…

      Take state media out of the hands of corrupt politicians

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    • 56
      Taxfodder says:

      Agreed…

      Slipping and sliding towards a Banana Republic, they have not the slightest clue only a desire to find a place at the trough of privilege and taxpayers cash, bugger the peoples of the UK.

      The bigger fools are the turkeys that vote for Christmas

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  24. 45
    Sir William Waid says:

    I have nothing against the hereditary principle, of course, but it sits ill with the pretence of democracy.

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    • 52
      Clean up Britain Campaign says:

      It sits ill above all with the oh so moral democratic posturing of the Labour Party

      A few knignts from the Shires did and could do the Tory Party and the country some good

      At least they represented the interests of the country and not these undemocratic Labour thieves

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    • 53
      Kim Jung Un says:

      It’s the public who put democratic dynasties together. Your argument is therefore against democracy not for it!

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  25. 54
    Fishy says:

    Worked for the BBC? He could never have been a Tory then

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  26. 55
    Nendo Kagaski says:

    Absolutely disgusting…
    Was only the other day that Jack Straw’s son was announced as a likely candidate.
    They destroy jobs for the young but strap parachutes onto their offsprings backs…

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  27. 57
    The Public says:

    Corrupt people behaving corruptly. Are we surprised?

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  28. 58
    Owen Jones says:

    Fucking empowering women to say what the fuck they like. I should be given a prize! Slags.

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  29. 61
    Voter says:

    The Hon David Prescott, another David from the world of PR. Just what we need.

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    • 108
      Ed Miliband, working with Satan to prevent the second coming says:

      No David and Goliath jokes ?

      I guess one must be the first to cast such a stone.

      Who ever said that state education killed classical education in Britain is right.

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  30. 65
    Anonymous says:

    A career in media and PR, so not very “real world” then.

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  31. 67
    Let's laugh rather than cry says:

    Hey

    Who is taking de piss?

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/3074774/JOHN-Prescotts-wife-Pauline-to-join-One-Show-as-a-roving-reporter.html

    The Prezzas are far better than any comedy show on the BBC for the last 20 years

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  32. 68
    Jimmy says:

    Churchill’s son entered Parliament.

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    • 77
      Bob Fleming says:

      Churchill was an outstanding politician, Prescott is a clown

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    • 79
      History says:

      So did his father

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    • 81
      Point of Information 4 says:

      You raise a very good point Jimmy.

      Randolph entered Parliament as MP for Preston in 1940 at age ~29.

      Randolph had prior military experience as well as Oxbridge credentials.

      Both he and his son did not have careers as significant as Winston Churchill, or the Grandfather Lord Randolph Churchill.

      If David Prescott is seeking to stand for election he is more qualified than the others, and with his experience he will likely have won selection based on his merits rather than the influence of his father.

      If he does get elected into the house it will be interesting to see how his style of politic compares to that of his father.

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      • 95
        Joss Taskin says:

        If When he gets into the House of Commons, will he get Tracey Temple as diary secretary or will he have to find his own bit on the side ?

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        • 104
          Point of Information 4 says:

          Jimmy may be better qualified to speak on progressive Labour human relations policies than I.

          Jimmy ?

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      • 99
        Socialists are vermin says:

        You mean, will he spend his mornings shagging his secretary on his desk, his afternoons playing croquet, and his evenings punching people?

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        • 102
          Point of Information 4 says:

          Well, clearly to Jimmy’s original point, the question is:

          Will David Prescott be a more successful and skillful practitioner of the craft of politics than his father or not ?

          One should not put the cart before the horse on these matters.
          :-)

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      • 106
        Maq­­boul says:

        It is a fair point. Quite rightly, Randolph Churchill’s political aspirations were not impeded because he had a brilliant and famous father and neither should young David’s.

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        • 113
          Point of Information 4 says:

          And more importantly they were not apparently enhanced either.

          The only iffy question is on the matter of unmerited advantage with respect to access, of which Jimmy does raise a very relevant point.

          This is blatantly the case with the other ‘Red Princes’, and to a degree those Labour selections who paid to be selected.

          But is not so in the case of David.

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          • Truth seeker says:

            So who are you two? His campaign managers? People know that all it is about is getting your relatives on the gravy train. You must think they’re as stupid as you are unprincipled, if you call yourself a socialist.

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      • 140
        bergen says:

        Every Prime Minister between 1916 and 1945 had a son who became an MP apart from Chamberlain who was the son of a cabinet minister and the younger brother of another. Not much changes.

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    • 132
      Voter says:

      Sir Winston Churchill’s son was not a great advertisement for sons following fathers into politics.

      In any case, the job was not so well rewarded financially in those days as it is today. Today one senses that it is a gravy train with whole families trying to leap on board.

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  34. 75
    Thuggie Whelan says:

    Ah

    Another young PR Man

    I have told Len to buy him

    So much easier than half the scum I have had to bend…

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  35. 78
    Old Guido hand says:

    I would prefer Dolly D to this young p r u n e

    At least we had a laugh with Dolly

    And we laughed the last…

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  36. 83
    Nendo Kagaski says:

    Why would they want to be MP’s and forever have the title “Red Prince” around their necks? were ever they appear, they will be pointed at and recognised as perennial examples of nepotism.
    They will be judged as being incapable of achieving anything on their own merit, even if they are wunderkinder . The only conclusion I can draw is, that they are desperate, second raters. T
    Was Straws sons not already had trouble with the Police because of drugs. Euan Blair was detained by the police for being ‘drunk and incapable’. While Prescotts sprog has already been suckling at the taxpayers teat (bbc) in a job probably procured through fathers influemce.
    Disgusting….

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  37. 85
    Belle de Jour says:

    These Labour people give prostitutes a bad name

    At least we do something real for a living…

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  38. 86
    Casual Observer says:

    Why not be honest about career choice ?

    Work in Public Relations = I am a paid propagandist

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  39. 90
    Lard Pressclott of Beams, Bellies, Banjos, Bulimia, two bog seats, two Jags & Shags. says:

    HAHAHA ! Fawkes, you don’t spel dysentery like that, yu buffoon !

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  40. 94
    Maq­­boul says:

    If he gets selected will he also get a Len Fixed it for Me badge?

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  41. 105
    excuse me, er excuse me says:

    I was just in the doctors picking up my prescription and the fellow in front of me was Indian I think, just turned up and was seeking to register without having any form of ID. ” How long will you be staying here ?”, ” Oh 20 years”.

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  42. 110
    Round the Bend says:

    But Greenwich will be a Labour ‘All women list’. Should we not call ‘it’ Davina Prescott.

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    • 149
      Harriet Harman says:

      I tend not to be bothered with these lists when its family. Blood is thicker than water as they say.

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  43. 118
    Vote UKIP - the rest are all the same says:

    A PR boy who climbed the greasy pole at the BBC.

    He’d be better off in Pinko-Dave’s Tories.

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  44. 122
    Anonymous says:

    Who is his mother? Mrs P or a secretary?

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  45. 128
    geordieboy says:

    BBC job paid by the taxpayers. £300 k pay off. Walk into parliament and be paid by the taxpayers. If that is a proper job what the fuck isn’t?

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  46. 134

    So a question we’d like an answer to is how did he get the job at the Beeb?

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  47. 139
    Traycee Mount-temple says:

    I fink it’s lovely that the fruit of Prezza’s loins is gonna stand. Mind you, old Prezza’s stand wasn’t big.

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  48. 144
    cured lefty says:

    matt and alex should ask first “how did you react to catching john knobbing his assistant on the taxpayers time and trust?”

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  49. 145
    lojolondon says:

    He what?? He ‘worked his way up to an Assistant Editor of the BBC’??? He says this while denying charges of Nepotism??
    I guess he never realised that the Biased BBC is the propaganda wing of the Labour party then!
    I hope that the Conservatives are listening, or at least one Conservative is listening, the one who has the balls to cut off all funding to the £6Billion politically-correct spammer of the airwaves!

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    • 146
      lojolondon says:

      That was David.

      Even worse, Prescott’s other son – John – owned a company (Estate Partnerships), an agency that used to recommend farming land to housing investors, on the basis that it could possibly get planning permission for housing one day in the future.

      At that exact time, John Prescott Senior was responsible for all planning decisions in England and Wales.

      Exactly what I would expect from Liebour, never earned an honest pound since he gave up the cruise ship waitering.

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  50. 148
    Fancy that ! says:

    Another Socialist Dynasty in the making.

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  51. 151
    Rusty Lee says:

    Did his lordship get him a job as a waiter on the boats too?

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  52. 153
    John Bellingham says:

    Are there any clever students of Politics out there who have researched Labour’s heredity principle? I can only think of Hilary Benn, although getting a job for the wife( of both sexes) or sibling( or variable sex) seems very common.

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  53. 154
    Peter Johns says:

    I can remember being in the same room as John Prescott and following his twitter account as it ranted about this and that. Funny thing was, he never took his phone out of his pocket.

    I can only assume that he pays mini prezza to tweet for him. If you look at their twitter activity, you’ll find that both accounts often publish at the same time.

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