John Prescott suffers a stroke. Has anyone mentioned it yet?

BratMedic

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#62
I don't usually poke my nose in when UK politics/public affairs issues are being discussed, but you should know Prescott is best known in AU for how he dealt with that egg-thrower some years ago. Bent his snout for him. Hah!
 
#63
I don't usually poke my nose in when UK politics/public affairs issues are being discussed, but you should know Prescott is best known in AU for how he dealt with that egg-thrower some years ago. Bent his snout for him. Hah!
He is best known here for his mastery of the English Language.
Is he popular down there? You are more than welcome to him when he recovers and we can look on it as the start of the thinning out process in the House of Lords. Only another 400 or so, following John out of the door would be a start!
 
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Welsh, moved to South Yorkshire, then Cheshire

I assume the family moved around the country due to trade union activity.

I believe his role at sea was steward & waiter ? I'd assume trade union activity was the reason he was there....

i assume the trade union supported him to get a degree from Ruskin aged 27 ish?

After failing to become the MP of Southport he turned up in Hull

Purchasing this modest house -



To represent the safe labour since 1945 seat of East Hull which he held for 40yrs, most of it being not quite as leafy as its largely council housing,

I'd say Lard Prescott has a face for each of his chins....
He did not only have Prescott Tower's in Hull, no indeedy, he had a couple of other gaff's too. The National Union of Seamen allowed a Union Official, and then former Official, to rent one of it's propertie's in Clapham for over 30 years........they had to evict him, more or less as he was only paying 220 a month for something that should rent for 1600'ish a month. Then, at tax payers expense, he had a grace and favour apartment in this fine establishment:



Reference: ===> Eviction-threatened Prescott quits subsidised flat

Man of the people? Bollocks! Self promoting, bung trousering, politician. Some of the lad's who used to get along to the martial arts club and Carlton Gate in Leed's used to work for the council over in Humberside. They told me some dirt on him and his son about 20 years ago, I wish I could remember what it was.....there was something about Doncaster in there too.
 
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Lying, bung trousering, worst kind of self-made champagne socialist. His son writes the speeches for and also advises Corbyn..........well he did, he was recently binned.

Don't like Prescott, never liked Prescott but, I would not wish a stroke on anyone.
Well, quite.

However, now that he's had one, it would seem churlish to denigrate the joint efforts of Lady Luck and Mother Nature.
 
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As a Seaman’s Union official, was a decent bloke by all accounts.

Love him or loathe him, when he shuffles off , it’s the end of the era of Labour as a ‘working mans’ Party.
Back in the dim and distant past I worked with a guy who used to serve with him in the Merchant Navy, his opinion was that he was a lazy, obnoxious, useless, brown nosing, ****** that he wouldn't cross the road to piss on if he was on fire.
 
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He is best known here for his mastery of the English Language.
Is he popular down there? You are more than welcome to him when he recovers and we can look on it as the start of the thinning out process in the House of Lords. Only another 400 or so, following John out of the door would be a start!

It's not that he's popular, he's not really on the radar here any more than most other overseas pollies. But he did have that brief saturation exposure back when he clouted that egg-throwing joker.
 

mercurydancer

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I always thought that his response to the egg thrower was excessive, but as per the politics of the time, no police action.
 
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Gout Man

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#73
He's having a Marxist stair lift fitted, you just sit on your arse downstairs and it brings everyone else down to your level.
Very good.
 

ugly

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#75
Poor bastard - as the son of a Stroke disabled Mother, I would not wish it on anyone.

I actually liked him more than many members of the Blair Government, as he was honest. I believe he was responsible for some of the measures that have increased the number of vessels on the UK Shipping Register. Not likely to have been noticed by many, but of huge national importance.
As a member of the NUR then RMT I had 2 votes for leader and deputy after John Smith died. I chose him for both, I didn't know who Bliar was and I think Margaret Hodge was the other. I was happy he made deputy but I blanked him when I was the engineer in charge of a site he came to open. When I say blanked him, I refused to turn up and even promises of a flight in his helicopter failed to interest me. I felt he had sold out by not renationalising the railway which Blair never wanted to do.
Still he had a mean punch on him!
 
#76
Well to be honest I’d enjoy watching the fat, ugly corrupt bastard dribbling into his complan while the hag he’s married to struggles to change his colostomy bag. Yeah I think I’d pay to watch that.
 
#78
Well to be honest I’d enjoy watching the fat, ugly corrupt bastard dribbling into his complan while the hag he’s married to struggles to change his colostomy bag. Yeah I think I’d pay to watch that.
I may give Pauline a bell to see if she's coping. It's been a while since she invited me in to give me a bonus for shoving stuff into her letterbox, but you never know, she might remember me...
 
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#79
He looked so healthy as well.
 

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