Former Hull East MP John Prescott has congratulated Hull City after the team was promoted to the Premier League, drawing 2-2 against Cardiff City.
Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has denounced plans for the taxpayer to foot the bill for Baroness Thatcher's funeral.
Writing in his Sunday Mirror column, Lord Prescott said the ceremonial funeral at St Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday was simply a "political propaganda exercise" for the Conservative Party.
"I despised everything she stood for. She may have been a woman, but in her policies she showed no compassion to the sick, needy and the desperate," the Labour peer wrote.
"Even in death, she is spinning from her grave. She claimed she never wanted a state funeral, but she planned to give herself the same ceremonial one as the Queen Mother", he continued.
Lord Prescott suggested the 13,000 millionaires who each received £100,000 tax cut as a result of the Government's cut in the top rate of tax should instead each contribute £770 to pay for it.
"Privatise her funeral. It would be a fitting tribute," he added.
Speaking as one of the guests on The Agenda with Tom Bradby John Prescott was asked how seemly the late night press regulation deal was:
It wasn't unconventional or unseemly. You go for an agreement where there are real difficulties, perhaps it takes time to get that agreement. At Kyoto, where I was involved in the negotiations, it went through the nights and nights... How do you get consensus? How do you get to an agreement?
Cameron realised he couldn't win it in the Commons and that's the reality of it. We realised - I would say our negotiator, I wasn't involved in it - wanted to accept the Charter but with a statutory framework. Eventually all parties came together. They did not want to appear to be condemned by all those who had been affected.
The big question now is... are they going to observe it - the press? Are they going to play a part? What I find difficult to understand is in Ireland they do have a proposal and it has a statutory framework and every one of the British papers signed up to it. So what's different here?
Speaking to Tom Bradby on The Agenda former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has said that, "I'm absolutely delighted to hear all the political leaders get up and say, 'let's have this Royal Charter' - it has got a statutory framework, but only a little bit."
Former deputy prime minister and hacking victim Lord Prescott, Spectator magazine editor Fraser Nelson, Fleet Street Fox blogger and journalist Susie Boniface and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup will be giving their reaction to the cross-party deal on press regulation on The Agenda with Tom Bradby.
The show is on ITV at 10.35 tonight.
Join in the debate on Twitter by using the hashtag #TheAgenda.
The Labour peer John Prescott has tweeted about the same-sex marriage bill passing in the Commons.
Former Deputy Prime Minister and former Hull graduate of Economics and Economic History, Lord Prescott, has been given an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the university.
Lord Prescott said he hopes that the Leveson report will call time "on discredited and useless press self-regulation once and for all," in a piece written for the LabourList.
You've got to feel sorry for Natalie West RT @natwest: Is off to bed safe in the knowledge that i will wake up to more hilarious tweets.
Close Protection UK (CPUK), the security firm accused of using unpaid jobseekers to police the Jubilee celebrations, has contracts to provide security at the Olympics.
A spokesman for CPUK has claimed that the work experience was given to jobseekers as a trial before receiving paid work during the Olympics.
The former deputy prime minister John Prescott has called for a review of the company's Olympic contract, saying: "It would be completely inappropriate for a company that appears to have such a blatant disregard for the care of its workers to be policing such a prestigious event."