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UK Politics

Prescott gives Miliband leadership advice

The former deputy prime minister John Prescott says Labour's leader, Ed Miliband, needs to show more "grit" if he wants to lead the country and should "put [his] bloody jacket back on".

He tells Radio 4's Desert Island Discs today that Mr Miliband is "beginning" to show the right qualities, but pauses before saying he would be the next prime minister.