The former deputy leader has urged Ed Miliband to give under-performing members of the cabinet the 'hairdryer treatment' and 'kick 'em out'
Politicians with egg on their faces? Surely not. Oh, wait, we’re talking about real eggs, not metaphorical ones, after Ed Miliband was subjected to heavy shelling on a visit to a London market today.
The traditionally precarious holiday season for the nation’s leading politicians is once more upon us.
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Matthew Campling battled against an eating disorder for years. But like John Prescott, he felt too ashamed to admit it. Now he's helping others to face their demons
In what must rank as one of the most unexpected revelations of recent years, John Prescott, Labour MP and former deputy prime minister, admitted at the weekend that he had suffered from the eating disorder bulimia. Mr Prescott, 69, wrote in the Sunday Times that he would gorge on burgers, chocolate, fish and chips and Marks & Spencer's trifles, and would sometimes consume a whole tin of Carnation condensed milk. He said the problem dated from his appointment to the shadow Cabinet in the 1980s and continued after Labour came to power in 1997, brought on by stress and long hours of work. "During those years when we first got into power, I let things get on top of me and took refuge in stuffing my face," he said. He had received medical treatment and had no relapses f or "more than a year," he said.