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to love John Prescott's article in the Mirror?

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deadduck Sun 14-Apr-13 20:08:31

Why Margaret Thatcher deserves no tribute

AgentZigzag Sun 14-Apr-13 20:12:30

'She may have been a woman, but in her policies she showed no compassion to the sick, needy and the desperate.'

Saying that as though men can't show compassion to the sick, needy and desperate is a bit shit though isn't it?

Chipstick10 Sun 14-Apr-13 20:15:08

Yawn. Prescott is an obnoxious oik with a massive French fry on his bitter shoulder. He sold out years ago.

deadduck Sun 14-Apr-13 20:15:29

Yes, that wasn't so great, but hey, it's John Prescott grin. I really like the rest though.

edam Sun 14-Apr-13 20:18:53

I like it. Passionate and right about much of it.

difficultpickle Sun 14-Apr-13 20:27:06

I love John Prescott. He's like a walking version of Politics for Dummies. In Prescott world everything is in black and white and utterly clueless.

mateinthree Sun 14-Apr-13 20:27:12

Didn't bother reading all of it because the bits I glanced out were the obvious hypocritical bollocks as I expected, but just a couple of examples...

Under Thatcher, inequality increased

Inequality was at an all time high by the time Prescott's government were voted out of power.

Manufacturing collapsed under her strategy of deindustrialisation

More manufacturing was lost under new Labour than ever was under the previous conservative government.

The man really is a turd, let's not forget he was maxing out his food expenses then cried bulimia when pulled up on it, and cast scorn on titles and the house or lords while in government, then jumped at the chance of a peerage when he quit as MP.

LessMissAbs Sun 14-Apr-13 20:37:35

He comes across as really rather unworldly, and a bit simplistic. He and his son (with the Hull-based property empire) have certainly made much out of little talent or intelligence. His first comment is so sexist, it makes me uncomfortable seeing it printed in a national newspaper. Substitute the word "woman" with "white" or "black"...

Not someone I'd consider a role model of any sort.

NewGirlInTown Sun 14-Apr-13 20:58:23

Utterly vile waste of space. Ignorant chancer who sullied the offices of state he occupied. Should have remained a ship steward or whatever he was,but Blair had to have someone who looked traditional working class in his government. Thick and graceless and such an embarrassment to Britain when he was in office.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sun 14-Apr-13 21:01:34

I like it. And I like Prescott, too.

juneau Sun 14-Apr-13 21:22:49

I don't think I can take anything two jags says seriously. Pompous arse.

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