Prescott blabbering on adds to the gaiety of the nation

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Adisconcerting side-effect of the upheaval caused by Hackgate is that we now have the likes of John Prescott and Hugh Grant posing as some kind of moral crusaders.

Yes, that’s the Prescott who confessed to an affair with one of his secretaries and the Grant who was caught in flagrante with a prostitute in a car near Sunset Boulevard in the US of A.

Both men claim their mobile voicemails were intercepted – and if this is true they have every right to be angry and indignant.

The irony is that it was probably their extra-curricular capers which singled them out for special attention in the first place.

Either way, to have his lordship blabbering and scowling on Newsnight always adds to the gaiety of the nation.