Sunday, January 29, 2006

Marvellous Beggars

Why is John Prescott allowed to call a class of 10 & 11 year old competitors "beggars" when he failed to beat them in a race? He *sprained* an ankle after a couple of metres.

Mr Prescott, 67, told onlookers [in a northern accent] in Carlisle: "I've pulled a bloody muscle. I feel a right bloody twit."

What a wonderful role model for the youth of today.


Anonymous said...

He didn't say beggars. He's from my part of the world and I am prepared to bet he said "buggers". But that would offend a key NuLab constituency if reported and so it was modified.

Snafu said...

Anonymous, thanks for the correction. I just hope the whole episode was filmed.

No oubt Tony Blair would say that it's just "John being John"!