Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Prescott works behind the jab to open up Close Protection UK.
Truth be told, back in the Dark Ages, John Prescott was a bit of a hero of mine. Long before New Labour Prescott was outed by Harold Wilson as one of a "tightly knit group of politically motivated men" who were hell bent on fomenting the 1966 seaman's strike. As a rank and file member of the National Union of Seamen I was only too happy to be the subject of such fomentation. Look, I'm not totally naive and am well aware of Lord Prescott's failings, but I laughed out loud when he delivered a pretty respectable left jab to that egg thrower years ago and it's good to see him speaking up for the unemployed and "apprentice" victims of Close Protection UK during the Jubilee. We all have our weak spots. I have many - and a sneaking admiration for Big John is probably one of 'em.