View Full Version : Why is this man smiling?

9th May 2006, 21:39

9th May 2006, 21:42
He's just had his secretary over the office desk, been sacked but allowed to keep his salary and perks?

18th May 2006, 07:40
This is more like it.

Prescott's laugh-along question time (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4989936.stm)

The Tories, needless to say, spent the vast proportion of deputy prime minister's question time trying to find out what it was the DPM now did that warranted any questions being asked.

When they weren't shouting at Mr Prescott, the opposition spent much of the rest of his "15 minutes of shame" , as one later dubbed it, laughing at him. Not pretty and not nice. It was not helped by the fact that Mr Prescott declared one of his new jobs was to chair a committee on domestic affairs.

Neither did his own side do much to get him off the hook. Ms Dari Taylor, for example, asked him if he was still going to have a hands-on approach to something or other.

But perhaps the most stinging barb came from the Tories' Andrew Robathan who asked if the international leaders Mr Prescott was set to meet would " treat him with the same degree of ridicule as this house".

Gold Dalek
18th May 2006, 08:01
Priceless Question time...best bit of Parliamentary TV seen for some time

I thought Prescott was going to break into a Les Dawson impersonation during his grilling