Matt Jones

John Prescott Fights

I couldn’t quite believe what I saw when I switched over to Newsnight on BBC2 and saw Mr Prescott involved in a nasty brawl. It was like schoolyard fight, hardly the kind of situation I would have thought a politician would get themselves into. That said, this is John Prescott we’re talking about here and apparently it is well known that he has a very short fuse. I know he shouldn’t really have thrown the first punch, but I ask you this: if someone threw an egg at your face at point blank range, would you walk by unruffled, like it never happened… or would you retaliate in some way? I think Mr Prescott temporarily forgot he was a politician and therefore a figure very much in the public eye… silly bloke.

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