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Prescott understands the need for further financial backing and the lifelong Hull fans has given his approval for the potential name change

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Nick Clegg has been handed far-reaching influence over the workings of the Government, making him the most powerful Deputy Prime Minister of modern times, an unprecedented coalition agreement has revealed.

Two Jags, but one of a kind: DJ Taylor bids farewell to John Prescott

Whatever the result of the general election, there's one Right Honourable Member who'll be particularly missed in the Commons and beyond.

Second Conservative activist arrested over John Prescott event scuffle

A second Tory activist has been arrested in connection with a scuffle at a John Prescott General Election campaign event, it was revealed today.

Pandora: John Prescott fails to lord it on the campaign trail

Last week Pandora speculated as to the proximity of a Prescott peerage. Having been both deputy Labour leader and deputy PM, the veteran bruiser would be more than qualified for a spot on Gordon Brown's disollution honours list, despite his previously-stated opposition to the principle.

Leading article: Being Prezza

Of reinventions we have known, John Prescott's must have a claim to being among the most spectacular. One half of an oddly effective partnership with Tony Blair – the rough man to the smooth – he resigned as deputy prime minister when Mr Blair left Number Ten. He made an awkward apology to the party for an office affair and may be the only MP who has floored a protester with a knock-out punch and enhanced his popularity thereby.

Armando Iannucci: 'I don't despise politicans'

The creator of 'In the Loop' and 'The Thick of It' is one of the funniest men in Britain. Is he also one of the angriest?

Black and white and red all over: Left-wing reads

Socialist fiction, feminist theory, even Marxist tracts – thanks to the recession, the classic left-wing reads of yesteryear are back in vogue. But which titles really deliver power to the people? Andy McSmith finds out

John Rentoul: Greed, greed, greed

Lord Michael of White is on fine form relating another John Prescott entertainment on the Today programme this morning:

John Rentoul: Common ownership

The Friday light entertainment slot this week is provided by John Prescott, courtesy of Alastair Campbell. At a Labour fundraiser in Canary Wharf last night, Prescott said that

The Word On...Prescott: The Class System and Me, BBC2

"From the off, this show was confused as to whether it wanted to be a serious look into what defines class or whether class is relevant in the Noughties, or whether it wanted to be a humorous look at John Prescott and his wife."- http://www.tvscoop.tv/

Terence Blacker: John Prescott on the class system? Psychologists please take note...

Almost every syllable he utters reveals a basic insecurity

If you ask me: John Prescott got close to the flame but seemed to learn little about the fire

If you ask me, the prospect of John Prescott fulfilling his post-office potential becomes more enticing by the week. And before you splutter on your Cheerios and ask yourself if you've missed something – though it would be amusing to imagine the "great butcher of English prose" running a sub-Post Office, complete with his cheap uniform and a big, "Free with Look and Learn" badge – I'm actually referring to whatever it is he is going to do next.

Prescott: "Disunity kills parties"

The former Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, has risen to the defence of Gordon Brown.

Joan Smith: John Prescott is the Princess Di of politics

The biographical details are eerily familiar: the childhood blighted by an acrimonious divorce, the failure to thrive at school, the crippling shyness made worse by press intrusion, even the bulimia. After almost a month of excruciatingly embarrassing revelations, I'm afraid there can no longer be any doubt. John Prescott is the Princess Diana of British politics.

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