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.