The very idea of John Precott being in the Lords is one of the strongest arguments for reforming it. Though if that wasn’t enough, Guido understands the wheels are in motion for him to stand as the replacement of the newly elected Jack Dromey as Treasurer of the Labour Party.
Given this oaf somehow managed to reach the giddy heights of Deputy Prime Minister, he shouldn’t have too much problem sewing up this internal job. After Labour’s notoriously dodgy past of illegal donations, having such a competent and shrewd man liaising with the Electoral Commission can only be an improvement. Bad news for those who hoped John Prescott would just disappear into obscurity once in the Lords and spend all day at lunch. Guido has a feeling this is not going to end well though.