2 Jags at it again!

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Two Jags up to his old tricks again
by DAVID WILKES, Daily Mail

07:36am 14th April 2005

When protesters descend on the campaign trail, John Prescott is always eager to enter the fray.
But last night the Deputy Prime Minister was being blamed in some quarters for revelling in the battle a little too much.

A 20-year-old veterinary student was arrested and held for more than an hour for throwing an egg as Mr Prescott crowed from the comfort of his election battle bus.

Harriet Sluman was among a group of 70 demonstrators kept behind barriers a hundred yards from where Mr Prescott was visiting Labour supporters with Tony Blair.
She was handcuffed and led away in tears after throwing an egg at Mr Prescott's bus as it left a leisure centre in Rushden, Northamptonshire. Mr Blair was in a different vehicle.

Goading protestors

As he was driven away, Mr Prescott could be heard over the loudspeaker saying: "Thank you very much for turning out Countryside Alliance. Thank you for coming out, lovely people, Right to Roam. Vote Labour."

Protester Martin Garner said: "He was laughing as it drove away. He always does this to us, he is a very provocative man and he does not understand our cause.

"He was mocking us in his usual manner, he shouldn't be a politician."

Miss Sluman, a student at the Bristol School of Veterinary Science, and a keen horsewoman, was protesting about top-up tuition fees and the hunting ban.

Last night a friend said she was fined £80 and released by police after being held for about an hour at Wellingborough police station.

"She worked really hard to get to university to study to be a vet and is worried about losing her place because of what happened," the friend said. "She is quite upset."

Miss Sluman later told the Daily Mail: "I don't regret throwing the egg, what I regret is the fact that it had to come to that, that we had to make our opinions heard by throwing an egg.

"John Prescott was goading the hunt supporters as he left in his bus. His tone was sarcastic and he was smiling at us out of his nice shiny bus."

Past form

Mr Prescott has clashed with protesters before. In 2001 he punched farm worker Craig Evans and grappled him to the ground after being hit by an egg.

Mr Prescott did not face charges after the Crown Prosecution Service decided he was acting in self defence. Yesterday, moments before throwing the egg, Miss Sluman, of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, spoke of her disappointment in Labour.

"It is my first General Election and I would rather shoot myself than vote for Tony Blair," she said.

"I think it's despicable what the Labour Government has done to the countryside and the student population of Britain.

"It is something I feel strongly about. I have written to him (Mr Blair), he didn't listen then and he won't listen now."

Chief Inspector Dave Spencer, of Northamptonshire police, said Miss Sluman had committed a "public order or a minor criminal damage offence".

Later Northamptonshire police said two people had been arrested for throwing eggs.

Both had been released after being fined.

Miss Sluman said the police had been "really nice" to her after her she was put in the police van and driven to the station.

'Shoved into a fence'

But during the arrest she said she was "shoved into a panel fence".

In the 2001 campaign clash, Mr Prescott had to be separated from Evans who had been protesting about the treatment of the farming industry over the foot-andmouth outbreak.

The confrontation in Rhyl, North Wales, was captured by TV cameras and photographers.

The incident dominated coverage of the launch of Labour's election manifesto earlier the same day, and led to a police inquiry costing an estimated £300,000.

Mr Prescott described the fracas as "frightening and regrettable", but later joked about the clash, saying: "I wish I had ducked a bit quicker at Rhyl. Mind you, I think the other guy thinks that as well."

Mr Blair also turned the issue into a joke the day after the brawl. Defending his deputy at an election Press conference, the Prime Minister said Mr Prescott "has very, very great strengths, not least in his left arm".
This pic is not related to this particular story, but it covers the same sort of event:



It's irrelevant whether you agree with the protestors or not - he's a vile thick monstrosity who shouldn't be an MP - or perhaps in spite of that! :D

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Big fat chippy tosser. Can't see him lasting much longer in the shadow cabinet, even if Labour do win.
 

maninblack

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chickenpunk said:
Big fat chippy tosser. Can't see him lasting much longer in the shadow cabinet, even if Labour do win.
I agree but the silly girl should think through the results of her actions. Democracy is one thing, harassment and violence is something else, and funny as chucking eggs at the Hull Pie Muncher is it represents an attack on the democratic process by attempting to stop legitimate campaigning by an act of violence.
 
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maninblack said:
chickenpunk said:
Big fat chippy tosser. Can't see him lasting much longer in the shadow cabinet, even if Labour do win.
I agree but the silly girl should think through the results of her actions. Democracy is one thing, harassment and violence is something else, and funny as chucking eggs at the Hull Pie Muncher is it represents an attack on the democratic process by attempting to stop legitimate campaigning by an act of violence.
Throwing eggs is not good,you need to throw something heavier and harder,like a brick(if grenades are not available)
 
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benjaminw1

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I know, I know; but I do have a soft spot for the antics of the Toad Waiter compared to the rest of the grey shiny suited pollys.
 
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As Fatty Soames drawls every time the ex-waiter gets up in the Commons: "Mine's a G&T, Guillermo". Prezza hates that apparently.
Agree about the student, if you're going to do it at least throw rotten eggs and refuse to pay the fine. It's much more politically embarrassing to be seen to be jailing 20 year old girls for throwing eggs at a bus.
 
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What a wonderful representative of the Labour party this fat wap is. Did anyone catch the PMQ's (his one and only appearence, I believe) a few years ago when WH was opposition leader? What a farce. He was shown up to be exactly what he is, an uneducated common thug who couldn't string a coherent sentence together under any sort of pressure. No wonder he resorts to using his fists when the going gets tough.

Even worse, he's my MP back home. Bugger.
 
#8
Can’t see what all the fuss is about. Girl should not have thrown the egg at the bus. If this was allowed and the police turned a blind eye where would it end? Nuclear missiles being thrown? As for the RH John Prescot, what is the problem with trying to better yourself? OK! He did mess it up by becoming an MP but its better than being a steward (Humm maybe not). And as for fox hunting, it is against the law. Fishing is next then shooting. The right to roam is a great idea. Vote Labour and be on the winning side!
 
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Thicktaff, I like totally agree man. Throwing eggs is bad and like it is well similar to nukes. She is a well naughty girl and no mistake. I reckon we should lie down quietly and let our government do what they like behind closed doors like, and stuff anyone who doesn't agree man like.

Being an MP is well better than being a steward especially if you only have a snail sized brain like, cos who needs a brain or good manners when you're a representative of your nation. I will tell ya like - no-one.

Cheers.
 
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I wonder if Prezzer will be involved in saving Rover and 3000ish jobs...............


Oh silly me he doesn't give a toss coz he's a Jag man.


Vote Tony (not)......................I mean Tory!!

Taff I really hope your joking......
 
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benjaminw1

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Calypso said:
Thicktaff, I like totally agree man. Throwing eggs is bad and like it is well similar to nukes. She is a well naughty girl and no mistake. I reckon we should lie down quietly and let our government do what they like behind closed doors like, and stuff anyone who doesn't agree man like.

Being an MP is well better than being a steward especially if you only have a snail sized brain like, cos who needs a brain or good manners when you're a representative of your nation. I will tell ya like - no-one.

Cheers.
And we know what to do with well naughty girls...
 
#13
Can't see the problem, Hopefully Howard and his bunch of misfits will visit Oldham, Come on johnny head I've a dozen waiting!!
 

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