Saturday, April 29, 2006

"Home Pride" Prescott

'Home Pride' PrescottA politician's private life should remain their private life. But when they seek to utilise their home life for political benefit then the media have a right to expose hypocrisy.

In Hull a Labour leaflet has gone out showing John and Pauline Prescott together under the heading "Home Pride":

Labour councillor Phil Webster said a copy dropped through his letterbox, alongside the election leaflet of his colleague Peter Clark, who is standing for election in the Ings ward next week.
He said: "My exact words were unprintable - I think it's an ill-timed leaflet and I think a lot of people will say 'hypocritical' and bin it."
Once again Prescott tries to both have his cake and eat it. Let's remind ourselves of John Prescott's speech from a decade ago:

The two faces of John Prescott
They are up to their necks in sleaze. The best slogan he could think up for their conference next week is Life's better under the Tories. Sounds to me like one of Steven Norris's chat up lines. Can you believe that this lot is in charge? Not for long, eh? Then after 17 years of this Tory government, they have the audacity to talk about morality. Did you hear John Major on the Today programme? - calling for ethics to come back into the political debate? I'm told some Tory MPs think ethics is a county near Middlesex. It's a bit hard to take: John Major - ethics man. The Tories have redefined unemployment they have redefined poverty. Now they want to redefine morality. For too many Tories, morality means not getting caught. Morality is measured in more than just money. It's about right and wrong. We are a party of principle. We will earn the trust of the British people. We've had enough lies. Enough sleaze.

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