Wednesday, April 26, 2006
EXCLUSIVE: John Prescott's Serial Affair Habit
John Prescott has a right to a private life. Affairs happen. David Davis has just told Sky NEws he won't comment on it, saying: "It's none of my business and, may I respectfully suggest, none of yours." He's wrong for two reasons. Firstly, I suspect they chose today to confirm this news to try to get Charles Clarke out of the headlines - something which they have singularly failed to do. But secondly, Prescott was the first to scream 'Tory sleaze' when the Major government was having its troubles. So he's being a total hypocrite. Even more so when you realise that this is not the first affair our Deputy Prime Minister has had since being elevated to that office. This particular affair started in the mid 1990s and, like his recent dalliance, was with someone in his Private Office. This woman is now a very important person in the Labour hierarchy. The whole of the Lobby knows her identity. Which journalist will be first to break cover? I'll lay a bet that none of them will. Bet they would if this was a Tory in the same position - remember Steve Norris? Guido hints at a third affair but doesn't name the other party. It may be the same person I am alluding to. It's going to be a busy day. Check back often!