John Prescott complains to LBC after presenter makes joke about him causing the floods by getting out of the bath
If there’s anyone who knows how to escalate a relatively minor situation, it’s former Deputy Prime Minister, Lord John Prescott (scroll down to see the conversation).
Not one to shy away from making a splash, the ex-Labour MP became so incensed by a joke directed at him by LBC radio presenter and political columnist Julia Hartley-Brewer that he decided to complain to the radio station directly.
And perhaps rightly so. The quip was deeply personal, suggesting that the MP had caused the floods by getting out of the bath.
It was also really funny, if you’re not John Prescott.
The only problem is, he complained directly on Twitter, not only drawing attention to the joke in question by sharing it with his followers but also prompting an equally witty response.
Hartley-Brewer’s joke was initially made after Prescott tweeted the following about the Hull floods of 2007:
How events like the Hull flood of 2007 will become more more frequent because of climate change http://t.co/IgJ1SIYc1TJohn Prescott (@johnprescott) February 18, 2014
The presenter then posted:
. @johnprescott yeah, but those floods were just down to you overfilling your bath...Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) February 18, 2014
Taking offence, Prescott hurled his anger at the official Twitter account of LBC, posting:
Which dangled a fresh carrot in front of Hartley-Brewer, who drew attention to it by tweeting:
Did you ever want to be taken seriously as a politician @johnprescott ?Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) February 19, 2014
All in a day's work. Though we wonder if it would be quite the laughing matter if a male presenter had said the same about a female MP.
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