He was deputy prime minister of the UK for ten years, and an MP for 40 years.
However let’s be sincere – John Prescott will probably be remembered for punching a protester within the jaw.
The politician, now 80, was egged on the street and didn’t take kindly to the general public humiliation.
He instinctively delivered a sturdy left jab, hitting the man within the face.
It occurred precisely 18 years to the day, and folks have been trying again on the headline second.
Former Labour spin physician Alastair Campbell tweeted: ’18 years in the past right now I acquired a name from John Prescott.
“Hiya … I’ve just thumped a bloke.”.
18 years in the past right now I acquired a name from @johnprescott ‘Hiya … I’ve simply thumped a bloke.’ I mentioned ‘what sort of bloke?’ ‘Just a bloke.’ ‘Why did you hit him?’ ‘He was a prat.’ ‘John, if we punched everyone we thought was a prat..’ ‘I know, I know Anyway, I’m not resigning #ledge https://t.co/mdWpte8qed
— Alastair PEOPLE’S VOTE Campbell (@campbellclaret) May 16, 2019
‘I mentioned “what sort of bloke?”
“Just a bloke.”
“Why did you hit him?”
“He was a prat.”
“John, if we punched everyone we thought was a prat…”
“I know, I know. Anyway, I’m not resigning.”‘
He hashtagged the publish ‘#ledge’.
Farm employee Craig Evans was the goal of the punch, after he egged the deputy PM as a part of a fox-hunting protest in Rhyl, north Wales.
Police seemed into the egg throwing and the following punch, however no motion was taken.