Sunday Prescott Round-up
‘I don't think they play at all fairly,' Alice began, in rather a complaining tone,' and they all quarrel so dreadfully one can't hear oneself speak - and they don't seem to have any rules in particular; at least, if there are, nobody attends to them…’Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Chapter VIII - The Queen’s Croquet Ground)
Mail on Sunday:
Astonishing photographs show how Mr Prescott - shamed after a steamy affair with his Whitehall diary secretary - relaxed with aides on the manicured lawns of Dorneywood while officials claimed he was running the country from his Whitehall office.Sunday Times:
The pictures were taken on Thursday afternoon, shortly after Mr Blair left Downing Street to fly to the US for a summit with George Bush - leaving the Premiership in the hands of his deputy.
But instead of concentrating on matters of state, Mr Prescott drove straight to his grace-and-favour residence in Buckinghamshire to stroll the 200-acre grounds, take refreshments and enjoy a game of croquet with political aides and civil servants.
LABOUR politicians are plotting to oust John Prescott and replace him as Tony Blair’s deputy, according to documents circulating among MPs.The Observer:
The prime minister is to be told by senior Labour figures that the deputy prime minister has lost the support of many MPs and should consider stepping down.
Downing Street moved last night to head off attempts to force out the scandal-ridden John Prescott as deputy leader of the Labour party.Looks like Pauline better start packing then.
'John has the absolute confidence of the Prime Minister,' a spokesman said, despite increasingly open moves by supporters of potential successors to secure backing for a removal.