The real deputy prime minister in waiting - John Prescott - has a Jaguar. And he owns it himself.
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Glowing, slanting eyes flicker through the darkness from Westminster. Only this time they aren't red, they are green. Labour MPs watching Peter Mandelson slip through the night in his chauffeur-driven silver Rover are seething with envy. But if this present from the Ministry of Sound night club is really a symbol of Mr Mandelson's rising status within the Labour Party, his opponents should have little to worry about. A silver Rover is not going to be enough to whisk Mr Mandelson into the job as Labour's No 2.