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Two Plus Two

by | 25th, September 2003

‘JOHN Prescott does nothing by halves. Rather he does them by multiples of two.

You can never have too much of a good thing

He has the famous two fingers, the beautiful and glamorous two Jags and has fathered two sons. He gives not two hoots for decorum, jabs with a swift one-two at egg-tossing farm workers and probably does a perfectly adept two-step as he goes for a number two.

But today we up the stakes a notch, and feature – as the Telegraph does – Prezza’s four homes.

The point of this article will come in a moment; for now, we ask you only to study the properties.

There is ‘Prescott’s Castle’, an eight-bedroom Gothic revival detached house in Hull’.

In London, he stays at a grace-and-favour apartment in Admiralty Arch, a sister residence to the Deputy PM’s official country retreat at Dorneywood, which stands in 2.14 acres of Buckinghamshire countryside.

And then there is the flat in south London, owned by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union and rented out to Prezza for more than 30 years.

Given the nature of this Minister with Property Portfolio, it’s unlikely he spends much time in the place, which until recently has been occupied by his son David.

And so to the matter in hand, and the news that the RMT want their place back – and they’re prepared to go to court with the man who resigned his membership after a falling-out.

But there are two sides to every story, and we look forward to hearing Prezza’s reasons, as yet unstated, for wanting to maintain his grip on the flat.

But you can put two and two together and make of it what you will.’

Posted: 25th, September 2003 | In: Broadsheets Comment | TrackBack | Permalink