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Why did 'man of the people' John Prescott become a Lord?

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  • olivia
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    John Leslie Prescott, Baron Prescott, PC (born 31 May 1938) is a British politician who was the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. Born in Prestatyn, Wales, he represented Hull East as the Labour member of parliament from 1970 to 2010. ... Prescott retired as an MP at the 2010 election.

  • 6 months ago

    He could do no more in the house of Commons, so it's better to accept a peerage and hope to do more in the House of Lords. I don't like the idea of it being unelected though.

    • John P
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Lordship happens to many people who were at times "men (or women) of the people". It is rare for such people to refuse the honour if it is offered.

  • 6 months ago

    You don't know what they give away though and would you turn down privilege if offered?

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    He was offered a peerage and accepted it. Tony Blair was never offered one.

    Doubt that the former cross channel ferry steward was ever a man of the people.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    It was like an upgrade on life to better people.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Because he's a hypocrite besides being a bully. This is why people want to get rid of the House of Lords.

    • Lv 5
      6 months agoReport

      Freemasons

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Hypocritical Labour moron, typical.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Hypocrisy?

    Labour luvvies love to get into the lords, cling to power as long as they can, snouts in the trough for life.

    Remember he lived off the back of working men as a union man, and then as a labour mp.

    A classic ‘i’m Alright jack’ in action.

  • Nāga
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Ditching left-wing principles in return for a peerage is just typical bare-faced hypocrisy from Labour politicians.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Why shouldn't he?

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