It’s 18 years since John Prescott punched a man who egged him

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.”

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File photo dated 05/05/03 of former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott being hit by an egg while surrounded by protesters in the North Wales seaside resort of Rhyl, as Ukip leader Nigel Farage was hit by an egg thrown by a protester as he arrived on a campaign visit to Nottingham today.
Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott being hit by an egg whereas surrounded by protesters within the North Wales seaside resort of Rhyl (Image: PA)
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Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott is surrounded by protesters as he arrives at the Little Theatre, in the North Wales seaside resort of Rhyl where he was to address a Labour Party rally. He was hit by at least one egg. * 16/05/2001 of Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott being hit by an egg while surrounded by protesters as he arrives at the Little Theatre, in the North Wales seaside resort of Rhyl to address a Labour Party rally. Police investigating the incident in which Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott punched a protester during the General Election campaign have passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service it was announced. In a statement the force said that a file would be submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service later today although no further comment would be made by North Wales Police for the time being.
He was there to handle a Labour Celebration rally (Image: PA)
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A protester (in striped shirt), Craig Evans who allegedly attacked Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott as he arrives at Rhyl to speak to Labour supporters. Photo shows Police leading him away. Mr Prescott was also hit by at least one egg.
Protester Craig Evans threw the egg (Image: PA)

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‘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.

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