Watch John Prescott charm Hull as Labour’s campaign forges ahead

John Prescott charms the people of Hull.

While Theresa May could have been hoping the ground would swallow her up at her u-turning press conference on the Dementia Tax, Jeremy Corbyn was pounding the pavements in Hull – alongside his new weapon: John Prescott.

The veteran campaigner came out like a one-man army, sweet-talking members of the crowd, engaging in call-and-response chants – and getting a few jabs in at the mainstream media while he was at it.

But unlike a famous incident many years ago, all his blows were verbal.

This clip is a joy to watch. See:

With all this going on, it might seem redundant to report that Labour announced even more new policies – despite not having u-turned from any of those the party has included in its manifesto.

We now know that 400,000 university students will be freed from an average of around £27,000 debt this autumn if Labour is elected next month. Tuition fees will be abolished from 2018 under a Labour Government. But Labour is also pledging to write off the first year of fees for students planning to start university this September.

And Labour will create a £1 billion Cultural Capital Fund to invest in the UK’s cultural infrastructure – across arts, music, film, theatre and culture – to build on Britain’s status as a world leader in culture and the creative industries.

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5 thoughts on “Watch John Prescott charm Hull as Labour’s campaign forges ahead

  1. Dez

    Do we know if the old right wing JC desenters, that did not resign, and are standing again are at last getting stuck in, waving the Labour flag, and not sulking at home.
    Have things changed or are they still being Labours resident poison pills? I am getting no sense of their negative effect and luckily Blair and his cabal are currently keeping their pinocchio noses out of the situation…but they will surely be back like a bad smell nearer the election. .

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I saw Chuka Umunna on the BBC’s Daily Politics yesterday and he was toeing the party line as well as he was able, I think.

  2. joanna

    I think Prescott is going to damage Labour! He was and always will be an over sized thug!!! Wasn’t he part of “new Labour”? The furthest Jeremy can get away from anyone connected to that time the better!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      He was the ‘old Labour’ representative in New Labour.
      I don’t mind Prezza.

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