Sunday, July 16, 2006

John Prescott: Off the Front Page, But Not Forgotten

There is only one Labour politician who has benefitted from the Lord Levy arrest - and that's the Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott. He was shunted off to Turkey on another jolly so he could be out of sight, out of mind, but the Sunday newspapers haven't played ball and he features again in most of them.

But it's to the Mail on Sunday that I feel duty bound to turn.Their full story of John Prescott's repeated visits to the house of Health Minister Rosie Winterton is laid bare HERE. The fact that the Mail on Sunday has printed such an article and that they have gone to the trouble of interviewing neighbours of Miss Winterton raises a number of questions. The neighbours have revealed that Prescott has paid "dozens" of visits to her house in the last couple of years and that her neighbour's cat has befriended one of his security officers. Nice to know that these visits are being paid for by you and me, isn't it? Each time, he's driven there in his government Jag and followed by a BMW. And, it seems, the Mail on Sunday.

On the same page, former Prescott press officer Tricia McDaid reveals Prescott slept with her sister (although the sister denies it), and she had to wear trouser suits to avoid his groping in the office. She's now issued a law suit against him.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Surely, surely this has to be end game for Prezza - it simply can't go on and on.

Anonymous said...

To some extent I think Levy may have been thrown to the dogs in order to distract attention from Prezzalump - the police would not have acted in such a high profile case without a dictat from the Home Office and the Home Office without a ruling from No 10. I suspect this is a classic case of that good old tradition - when the going gets bad, and the Lords and Masters are in trouble, find a Jew involved in money and declare that it is him who is responsible. And then let slip the dogs of anti-semitism.

Luckily it hasn't really worked and all the press are in full cry. Poor Tony - he's really on his last legs. Who will put the final knife in? Step forward Mr Geoff Hoon - yes, the pathetically insincere and grovelling member for somewhere in wild Derbyshire has been nominated to do a Geoffrey Howe and read the Death Telegram in the House of Common Liars. Then Hain, Brown, Milliband and that ghastly Geordie nobody can remember will slog it out for the leadership. Brown will eventually give up and the final runoff will be Hain / Milliband, with Hain eventually returning as the winner after a stitchup with the unions.

Cameron will also go before next year and be replaced by someone even more slight.

You heard it first from The Anonymous.

Blognor Regis said...

From the Mail article: "It is normally at weekends but he has been known to come on a weekday evening."

Woah! Too much information.

Hughes Views said...

Thanks to Bob Piper I'm reminded that last Sunday, under the heading "Sunday Papers: Why Cowboy Prescott Will Fall Off His Horse This Week" you wrote that "Having now completed by (sic) trawl of the Sunday papers I've come to the view that Prescott's position is now terminal....."

Your continuing obsession with our DPM is perhaps a little unhealthy for a man now firmly in his mid forties! (PS Belated Happy Birthday, when do you reckon that middle-age starts these days?)

Sir Bentley Pauncefoot said...

I know I should pay more attention.

I see from the parliamentary website that there are three Members called Winterton.

Remind me again, which is the one Cousin Barrington keeps referring to as "knicker-less"?

dearieme said...

Horror! Outrage! Scandal! It's "by you and me", Iain, not "by you and I".

Iain Dale said...

Hughes, am sure Prezza would have bittne the bullet by now if it hadnt been for Levy :)

I think Middle age started at the age of 22 for me...

dearieme, dearieme, My onyl excuse is that I do not have a subeditor. Continue doing the job please!

Anonymous said...

Isn't subeditor hypenated as in ...sub-editor?

dearieme said...

Well done, anonymous. What's your game? Are you an anti-semite trying to stir up anti-semitism? Plonker.

strapworld said...

I see the guardian cub reporter 'anonymous' has turned into Enid (or Eric) Blyton with his gaze into the future.

I do hope Hain becomes PM. Such a saintly figure and one in which the whole of the UK will be underwhelmed by his charisma and gravitas.

It is plainly obvious that Prescott has something B I G on Tone, possibly Brown and especially Tone/Mendleson.

The truth will out and I still firmly believe that many will want to turn queen's evidence before too long, to save their thin necks.

Now, it is Sunday, let us smile and consider Britain shortly being led by Sheriff 'Littlehorn'
Prescott

byebyetony said...

I rarely see the Mail, but have lapped up today's Blair bashing special.

You mention the Tricia McDaid piece, but have not mentioned "the dossier" described in the same article.

This dossier covers the allegation that Blair and Brown shared a hotel room in America in 1993, and that said dossier was of considerable interest to Prescott.

Why on earth would two chums sharing a bedroom be the subject of a "dossier"?

I think we should be told!

Adrian Yalland said...

It is also revealed that Prescott told a fib when he said that Casions were not discussed oin the meetings with himself and Anschutz! I would say that Prescott’s pants are on fire – but they are probably still under Rosie Winterton’s bed!

Richard said...

Hoon isn't the member for a seat in 'wild Derbyshire'. He's the MP for Ashfield, which is in Nottinghamshire.

Vikki said...

Would you really let John Prescott get off the front page? I think not!Should Blair start quaking in his shoes.......

jimthechimp said...

Prescott's not off the front page but one story that was on the front of the Telegraph this morning but which seems to have missed your radar Iain is Mandelson's ban on Anchor butter, most of which hails from New Zealand.

As an ethical shopper who carefully purchases products to undermine Peter Mandelson and all that he stands for, I have been bulk-buying Chinese bras for the past two years.

So you can imagine my horror when I read this morning that I's now have to stockpile NZ butter too. Would your bloggers follow my example and buy Anchor to save the UK from this appalling protectionism - or any other dairy produce endorsed by Kiri Te Kanawa for that matter?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Blair could get an award for "most pathetically unlikely statement" today for saying there has been no corruption involving peers to "his knowledge"? Note especially the typical whining lawyer-that-fools-nobody last statement. Does he think we are all utter fucking morons that we don't see through these insanely trite evasions? He needs a major brain transplant, or, even better, urgent removal to a place of safety. I warmly recommend Tony Blair for the role of UN Peacekeeper for the Bekka Valley. All those in favour say Aye. I think the ayes have it, they ayes have it.

Anonymous said...

Struth - all conspiracy theorists should read the article at the bottom of page 10 of the MOS. It explains why "four legs good" still has a job, the rivallry between No10 and No11, and why our foreign policy is so pro-septic - they've got something on Tone AND Gordon.

Expat said...

Does Deborah Voight's new contract mean that it really is all over for NuLab

Love said...

He was not too discreet.

phone cam foolery said...

Dearie me
Has it not occured to any of you that there could be a perfectly innocent explanation for these visits?
They happen in the the afternoon, so chances are little John just pops around to watch the afternoon western with Ms Winterton.
All while his protection officer has apprently formed an attachment to a neighbours pussy.

griswold said...

Tony's administration has the whiff of US Embassy ,Saigon circa 1975. Not every adviser or crony will get a place on the helicopter. After a laborious takeoff from the roof of No 10,Prescott will be hurled overboard by Cherie who tells Tony no way are a decade's freebies being jettisoned. Rosie Tracey and fifteen other bimbos are banned from the funeral. One way or the other Prezza is dead man walking.

Praguetory said...

There must be some dark secret to explain JP's political longevity.

Has anyone read about "former Labour aide" McDaid's story re blackmail material that JP has on Blair & Brown? How credible is this?

Guardian cub reporter said...

Ok I'll use my nickname that Strapworld had invented for me even though its fatuous.
Amusing as some of theses statements are, are some just a bit OTT?

Vikki said...

Anonymous's phrase "four legs good.."
couldnt have come at a better time.It reminded me of the book Animal Farm.Maybe, George Orwell was right after all or better still Comrade Napoleon(if my memory serves me right) when he said "all animals are equal but some are more equal than others".Does the cap fit anyone?

The Remittance Man said...

Richard,

I would imagine th citizens of Derbyshire regard Nottinghamshire as fairly wild but probably also claim ownership thereof. A bit like one claims ownership of the overgrown bit of the garden behind the shed.

RM

Anonymous said...

If Prescott was a decent, accountable person he would have resigned long ago - such people should resign as soon as they lose the confidence of those around them - this has clearly happened with him. He has failed in all things he is responsible for and now he has failed at the final hurdle

The Remittance Man said...

By the way, it seems to me that Ponderosa Prescott is actually trying to live out every cheap pornographer's fantasy.

He's bonked his secretary in the office. It's rumoured he seduced a younger, impressionable colleague and if Ms McDaid's claim is true it looks like he's tried to score a three-in-a bed romp with a pair of sisters (though, to be fair, it does appear at least one of the girls turned down the chance to feature in that adolescant, w**kmag inspired fantasy).

So what can we expect next? Revelations he tried it on with his teacher? Something involving nuns?

Vienna Woods said...

Well, I see that Blairy is doing his "three wise monkey" thing again that he cannot 'see' that Prezza has done anything wrong. Neither has he 'heard' anyone say anything which can be substantiated and he 'speaks' about staying on to the bitter end! Plonker!

Graham E said...

Anon 8.51...shouldnt that be failed at the final jump?

Anonymous said...

whats with the dell ad?

Tone made me do it - he's a bad influence said...

one right hook
two jags
three shags
four legs good (two legs better)
five...?, well, five shags
six croquet hoops

Tone made me do it - he's a bad influence said...

(I can't sleep - I'm too excited)

one right hook
two jags
three shags
four legs good (two legs better)
five...?,well, five shags
six croquet hoops
seven meetings with Anschutz
eight years of council tax arrears
nine weeks as boss each summer
...and a ten gallon hat (undeclared)

Southpaw said...

Seven days a-swanning (a week), eight maids for mauling, nine ladies undressing, ten lords a-paying

Anonymous said...

think nine lasses naked sounds bit better :-)