Pressure on John Prescott intensified this afternoon following reports in the London Evening Standard that he had received free tickets to a soccer match in Los Angeles, courtesy of Tim Leiweke, chief exec if Anschutz's AEG company. Naturally enough Prescott saw no need to register the hospitality. Surely now the Prime Minister has to ask Sir John Bourn to investigate. If not, you have to ask: what is the point of Sir John, apart from serving as a figleaf to cover the PM's embarrassment?
UPDATE: John Prescott did not register the free tickets. A correspondent points out that if a County Councillor was in the same situation he would be reported to the Standards Board for England under legislation drawn up by... yep, you've guessed it, the Rt Hon John Prescott MP. On law for Prezza, one law for the rest of us. This government gets more like a scene from Animal Farm every day.
UPDATE: Greenwich Coiuncillor Nigel Fletcher has an interesting post HERE on a PriceWaterhouseCoopers Report on the Dome and a Casino. He has requested it be published under an FOI. Now, why would a LABOUR council want to hide a report on the Dome casino bid at the moment?