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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Sunday 25 July 2004
Friday 23 July 2004
Supporters of fox hunting said last night that hunting with dogs could be legal for at least another two years after an indication from the Deputy Prime Minister that the Bill to ban all hunting with dogs would not be reintroduced until the next Queen's Speech in November.
Monday 19 July 2004
John Prescott has warned Tony Blair against adopting a radical manifesto that would alienate Labour's traditional core supporters.
Tuesday 13 July 2004
Wednesday 07 July 2004
The Government is keen to talk about its five-year plans for transforming schools and hospitals, but it is worth remembering when we last heard policy framed in such Stalinesque terms. In the summer of 2000, John Prescott unveiled a grand 10-year plan for transport which would "get Britain moving". Four years later, the deputy Prime Minister is mercifully no longer in charge of transport, but Britain is still stuck in neutral.
Saturday 12 June 2004
In a welcome departure from the usual post-election script, John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister, displayed brutal honesty. Abandoning any attempts at phoney triumphalism, he admitted that the voters had given Labour a "good kicking". Indeed they have; the voters have given Labour its biggest kicking since Tony Blair became leader in 1994. Even Ken Livingstone's victory in London is of limited comfort. The opinion polls in advance of the result all suggested that Mr Livingstone would have won by a wider margin if he had stood as an independent. Mr Livingstone won in spite of the endorsement from Mr Blair, not because of it.
Thursday 27 May 2004
John Prescott raised fresh doubts about Tony Blair's premiership yesterday when he compared the Prime Minister to Harold Wilson in the days before he stood down from No 10.
Sunday 16 May 2004
Friday 30 April 2004
John Prescott has been given a key role by Tony Blair as the Cabinet's "progress chaser" to ensure that ministers act in a co-ordinated way in the run-up to the next general election. He will not be formally called the Cabinet's "enforcer", as were Mo Mowlam and Jack Cunningham. But he will perform a similar role, ensuring that ministers clear policy with Downing Street.
Tuesday 20 April 2004
Thursday 18 March 2004
Wednesday 21 January 2004
Monday 19 January 2004
Sunday 04 January 2004
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Labour Party conference: Ed Balls to set out plan to freeze child benefit to balance books
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