Hacking trial: News of the World hacked Mail on Sunday

Hacking trial: News of the World hacked Mail on Sunday

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Glenn Mulcaire, a private detective working for News of the World, spied on a rival newspaper, Mail on Sunday, jurors in London were told.

Global warming summit draws protesters

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The U.N. annual climate summit in Durban, South Africa, has drawn thousands of demonstrators demanding faster action to mitigate climate change.

Ex-deputy PM tells of Iraq 'tittle-tattle'

LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- Former British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott testified Friday on the run-up to the Iraq War, calling evidence on Iraq's weapons "tittle-tattle."
Harman: Men shouldn't run government alone

Harman: Men shouldn't run government alone

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- British Labor Party deputy leader Harriet Harman says men cannot be trusted to run the government on their own, suggesting it would never happen again.

Murdoch denies phone tapping settlements

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- Rupert Murdoch, owner of Britain's News International, denied his company paid more than $1 million to settle claims of tapping politicians' phones.

British minister Prescott hospitalized

, England, June 3 (UPI) -- John Prescott, the outgoing deputy prime minister of Britain, was hospitalized this weekend with what his office called a "suspected chest infection."

Prescott remark played down by U.S.

LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The White House has shrugged off a report that Deputy British Prime Minister John Prescott bad-mouthed the Bush Mideast peace plan.

Prescott denies report

LONDON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has denied a newspaper report that he said U.S. President Bush's administration had been "crap" on Middle East.

Mistress says she feels 'abandoned'

LONDON, April 30 (UPI) -- The former mistress of British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott says she had no choice but to go public with details of their affair.

'It's been a bad week for the government'

LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- Several members of Prime Minister Tony Blair's government were trying to operate "under the radar" Thursday after a series of scandals and missteps.

Briton links Katrina to global warming

BERLIN, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A British official has criticized the United States for not taking action against global warming, which he blamed for causing Hurricane Katrina.

Greenpeace gets into home makeover biz

HULL, England, April 26 (UPI) -- Environmental activists climbed onto the British deputy prime minister's roof Tuesday and installed a solar panel.
John Prescott

John Leslie Prescott, Baron Prescott (born 31 May 1938) is a former Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State of the United Kingdom. Born in Prestatyn, Wales, he represented Hull East as the Labour Member of Parliament between 1970 and 2010. In the 1994 leadership election he stood for both Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, winning election to the latter office. He was appointed Deputy Prime Minister after Labour's victory in the 1997 election, with an expanded brief as Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions.

A former ship's steward and trade union activist, by the 1980s he was presented as the political link to the working class in a Labour Party increasingly led by modernising, middle-class professionals. In his youth, Prescott managed to overcome the handicap of failing his 11-plus entrance examination for grammar school, going on to graduate from Ruskin College in Oxford. Prescott also developed a reputation as a key conciliator in the often tense relationship between then-Chancellor Gordon Brown and then-Prime Minister Tony Blair.

On 27 June 2007 he resigned as Deputy Prime Minister, to coincide with Blair's resignation as Prime Minister. Following an election within the Labour Party, he was replaced as Deputy Leader by Harriet Harman. Prescott stepped down as an MP at the May 2010 general election. On 8 July 2010 he entered the House of Lords as a life peer with the title "Baron Prescott, of Kingston upon Hull in the County of East Yorkshire"; he is now often referred to as Lord Prescott.

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