Lord of the Pies

Even though he's - politically, at least - dead and buried, Gordon Broon continues to do stupid, partisan things from beyond the grave. The latest piece of fuckwittery is his plan to make John 'two jags' Prescott a Lord.

A Lord, for fuck's sake.

What, the man who livens up his canvassing by punching anti-Labour protestors in the face?

The man who claimed the maximum allowable expenses for food, which he then admits to vomiting down the two toilets that we also paid for?

Doubtless he'll be strongly supported by all the females in the Labour party - he's famous for being good with the ladies, is John.. And he didn't just limit himself to shagging his secretary, in his office, with the door open. Oh no.

Ask Tricia McDaid, former press officer at Labour party headquarters. She recalls the then deputy prime minister “jumped” on her at parties and once turned up uninvited at her home, hoping for sexual favours.

"He just leapt on me at one party and his tongue was halfway down my throat."

Nice. Such was Prescott’s reputation that Tricia resorted to wearing trouser suits "to avoid his wandering hands in the lifts" at his Westminster office.

And, girls, look what happened to Linda MacDougal , in the hallway of her own house, a few years ago:

"I opened the door to Prescott and showed him in. It was the first time I’d met him. As he came through the door, he pushed me quite forcefully against the wall and put his hand up my skirt ... He was just trying it on. ... I just rebuffed him politely. He shrugged and winked and we all carried on"

Super. And that was when he was just an MP - imagine the Droit de seigneur he'll have as a Lord, eh? Lock up your daughters.

But perhaps, in spite of the enhanced access to the knickers of the nation, he'll refuse. Asked about a peerage two years ago, he said: "I'm against too much flunkery and titles"

Oh, so you won't be accepting then, Prezza? "..but Pauline would like me to."

Oh, OK. That's why people go to the Lord's is it, John? Not to hold the Commons to account, to ratify and sanity-check proposed legislation, but to please their aspirational wives?

For fuck's sake.



Captain Haddock said...

Just like every other "Man or Woman of the People" who've made a career out of slagging off, deriding & despising the House of Lords or of those with "privilege", "titles" etc ..

As soon as it becomes his "turn" "The Mouth of The Humber" will be in there like a fat rat up a very large drain-pipe ..

Dippyness. said...

The man is disgusting. He'll accept it. Which just shows the type of people Blair & GB like to have in the Upper House. :(

Jill said...

Isn't he going to have to be elected? Think ahead, dear. Man, now the Tories are in power, I think I might have to stop reading right wing blogs. It's all going to be this level of irrelevance, isn't it?

The Mighty Goose said...

Jill said

"It's all going to be this level of irrelevance, isn't it?"

Irrelevant? A troughing, cheating, chippy gobshite, who's been a long-term critic of the Lords, gets bunged into the Upper House as a reward for Twittering and protester-thumping: what should we do? Smile indulgently?

What should CF and the other nasty right wingers be talking about? I see that volcano smoke's back..

Captain Haddock said...

Jill said...

"Isn't he going to have to be elected" ?

Elected to what exactly ?

There are plenty of Peers (Hereditary and Life) who have never been in politics, so have never been "elected" ..

If he's nominated by McSnot and HM ratifies the nomination (I have never heard of her turning a nomination down), all that's required are two "sponsors" or "supporters" & I have no doubt that another two troughing, lefty arse-wipes will leap forward ..

JohnRS said...

Old trough, new snouts.

Dem Tories to need to move quickly on setting up a fully elected upper house as part of their move to sort out the democratic process...that'll bugger up McSnotty's plans. It's also pretty good for the rest of us as well.

Jill said...

Elected to a reformed HoL!

It's just petty sniping now. Aside from Guido, there seems little appetite to write anything that isn't boring, sorry. Everything's just some big straw man. If CF's reduced to sniping about a Labour HoL nomination as if dodginess in this arena is a Labour prerogative, then you'll forgive me if I just yawn and go elsewhere. Some real debate on some real current issues will hopefully spring up, and the blogosphere will take a new interesting direction as this one becomes tired with the changing times.

Unless, of course, this section of the blogosphere actually shows some inclination to talk about the now.

Jockdownsouth said...

Jill - Nobody forces any of us to read this blog. Some posts are more riveting than others - so what?

Jill said...

Jockdownsouth - because I'm talking to CF, not you lot! You never know, he might listen to me and start examining more interesting things - such as why the right failed to secure a majority, what this "liberal" alliance might achieve, for good or bad, what naughtinesses they are *already* up to that don't fit in with his right libertarian beliefs, etc ad infinitum.

I *like* CF, that is the point. And I think he should get with the new programme, sharpish.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't have thought myself and elitist, but...Lord Prescott? Bloody hell...

I mean...just...bloody hell.

Mrs Rigby said...

Lord Prescott of, ermm, Knowsley? Or would that be throwing him to the lions?

John Pickworth said...

"...but to please their aspirational wives?"

Ermmmm, are you sure?

She's married to John Prescott for crying out loud! Hardly aiming high.