Judging from the three phone calls I have had from political journalists this morning, John Prescott's weekend jaunt to the home of Dome owner Philip Anschutz may turn out to be his undoing. The Times reports this morning that Prescott's donation to charity in lieu of paying for overnight accommodation came from the taxpayer and not Prescott himself! There was a time when working class hero John Prescott would rather have slept on a park bench than accept hospitality from a billionaire. Power has indeed corrupted absolutely.
I have to admit that I missed this as a story last Wednesday. I was tipped off about it but missed the significance. As you can imagine, both my legs are very sore this morning from the number of times they have kicked each other. But I shall now make up for it. If anyone has a new angle on this, please do let me know.
I do have a new line of inquiry on it. Perhaps someone out there could englighten me as to how to do a Freedom of Information request with the DCMS!