ChatterBank1 min ago
What is Prescotts new job?
Can someone explain what he is actually going to do to earn his salary and why he is entitled to all his perks.
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Pretty much what he's good at - hang around like a great bumbling anachronism, the embodiment of what Labour used to be roundly criticised for, being a charicature of a Socialist.
It's a disgrace, almost as much of a disgrace as backing Clarke, refusing his resignation, then sacking him. He is another incompatent buffoon, but he deserved better treatment than he got. Still, at least he'll have some free time to visit a barber, a tailor, and join a gym!
Blair is many things to all men, but he is no fool Prescott is a loose cannon and one place a PM does not need a loose cannon is the back benches. The PM has learned from MargaretThatcher who was knifed by Geoffrey Howe from the back benches. By the time they are thrown there they have nothing to lose - just watch the vitriol flow from Charles Clarke very shortly.
That is why Prescott is still there, his leash is still tied.
Prescott keeping his job, well maybe not his actual job, just the �600,000 salary and perks that went with it, is just another example of "job for the boys"
They are ALL corrupt, money-grabbing liars (I really don't like them one bit - can you tell?!) that are kept in office by people who are daft enough to vote for them!
It's understandable that many people don't like Prescott's large wage and perks arrangement for seemingly little work. Me, too. But I don't know what Richard Cheney does either, apart from deputize for GWB. I believe one former Pres quipped about removing a chandelier from the VP's office to let him get to sleep more easily, implying that he was underworked.