"Two Jags missed more than half of votes, failed to speak in the Commons, belonged to no committees and did not table one written question."
His spokesman countered with:
"John decided that when he stood down from the Cabinet he would never speak against the Government. That’s why he doesn’t speak in the House — he is loyal."
Which, when you think about it, doesn't make any sense at all. What the spokesman seems to be saying is that Prescott is such a fucking moron that he couldn't speak in the Commons without inadvertently slagging off the government.
Actually, considering this is the man who has brought disgrace to every corner of his political life, made things worse in every department he ever had control over, and has proven himself to be one of the most unpleasant political operators of his generation, the spokesman might not be so loopy after all.