As John Prescott answers questions in the Commons he will be aware that Sir Philip Mawer's report has been handed to the MPs on the Standards Committee. They will consider it and give their verdict next Tuesday. If their track record is anything to go by I'm not holding my breath, but one thing is for sure - Sir Philip's report will leak, and if there's any hint of criticism of Prescott it ought to have severe implications.
Prescott almost lost it in the chamber just now, saying that people should judge him on his 35 years as an MP, in which he'd only ever had one job. Hmmm. No mention of the grace and favour RMT flat he had for years at a peppercorn rent. Strange that.