Lord Prescott

#1
Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has defended his decision to accept a peerage
BBC LINK

. . . . he said he took the peerage because he wanted to influence environmental policy.
Oh, so that's why he accepted the peerage - he's going to change the system from within and make the world a better place. Not for the prestige, kick backs and banquets.
 

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#3
TattooDog said:
Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has defended his decision to accept a peerage
BBC LINK

. . . . he said he took the peerage because he wanted to influence environmental policy.
Oh, so that's why he accepted the peerage - he's going to change the system from within and make the world a better place. Not for the prestige, kick backs and banquets.
He has always been a Grade 1 liar so there is no reason to see why he should change now.
 
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#4
This has always been Labour's plan - they couldn't get rid of the Lords so they decided to fill it with gobshites to devalue it so much that it doesn't matter.

Before an accusation I should point out the above comment does not relate to any particular Peer or Peer Desig.
 
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angrydoc said:
This has always been Labour's plan - they couldn't get rid of the Lords so they decided to fill it with gobshites to devalue it so much that it doesn't matter.

Before an accusation I should point out the above comment does not relate to any particular Peer or Peer Desig.
Surely that makes sense though?

Regardless of one's view on the failures of this most recent Labour government, any self-respecting socialist will try to change the system from within.
 

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#10
I thought Prescott had only let go of his Socialist principles because he wanted Pauline to be a 'lady'. Lipstick on a pig.
 
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angrydoc said:
This has always been Labour's plan - they couldn't get rid of the Lords so they decided to fill it with gobshites to devalue it so much that it doesn't matter.

Before an accusation I should point out the above comment does not relate to any particular Peer or Peer Desig.
After the 97 election they had a big enough majority to do what they liked, their failure to fully replace the H of L with a fully elected body is just another one of their broken promises.
 
#12
He wouldn't have accepted a peerage if it didn't have the finest subsidised restaurants in the country.
Watch for a rapidly expanding girth in the next few months.
Hope he ends up looking like Robert Maxwell
 

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