John Prescott Famous Quotes & Sayings

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45 John Prescott Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

John Prescott Sayings: This was released I think in February and so it is a great deal of This was released I think in February and so it is a great deal of fuss being made, it hasn't in fact been given public release, it was released in February ...
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John Prescott Sayings: So what I did was stuff my face with anything around, any old rubbish, burgers, So what I did was stuff my face with anything around, any old rubbish, burgers, chocolate, crisps, fish and chips, loads of it, till I felt sick - but at least I'd had the pleasure of stuffing my face and feeling really full.
John Prescott Sayings: I have only been seeking to get them to the negotiating table and, thank God, I have only been seeking to get them to the negotiating table and, thank God, that's where they are.
John Prescott Sayings: He made an enormous contribution to British politics in opposition and in government [on Robin He made an enormous contribution to British politics in opposition and in government [on Robin Cook]
John Prescott Sayings: What we are beginning to witness is a whole new set of rules for economics, What we are beginning to witness is a whole new set of rules for economics, based on rationing resources.
John Prescott Sayings: Down in the south, it's how we find the brownfield sites without taking too much Down in the south, it's how we find the brownfield sites without taking too much land take to meet the tremendous demand for housing, and that's what I've done.
John Prescott Sayings: All I could feel was this warm liquid running down my neck. You automatically think All I could feel was this warm liquid running down my neck. You automatically think it's blood, it's all in split seconds, so I decided to say I didn't agree with him.
John Prescott Sayings: In a sense, what we do with the regional development agencies is to give them In a sense, what we do with the regional development agencies is to give them resources to look at the deficiencies in the economy in the regional areas, so they can address themselves to that.
John Prescott Sayings: What government has been doing, we've got major programmes now, of billions of pounds, which What government has been doing, we've got major programmes now, of billions of pounds, which are directed by central government into these areas of deprivation.
John Prescott Sayings: Why can't we, with a more intelligent policy, actually have houses that are affordable, built Why can't we, with a more intelligent policy, actually have houses that are affordable, built at higher densities than they are at the moment and built on brownfield sites.
John Prescott Sayings: If you look at Newcastle or Gateshead, even over twenty years, even with the previous If you look at Newcastle or Gateshead, even over twenty years, even with the previous administration, it has moved quite remarkably in transforming itself.
John Prescott Sayings: I see this fella built like a barn door ... and there's all these fox I see this fella built like a barn door ... and there's all these fox hunters, who didn't like me, screaming and shouting and as I walked past him I looked at him and he hit me with something.
John Prescott Sayings: We are making the fundamental changes. It was like the decent housing target. We said We are making the fundamental changes. It was like the decent housing target. We said by 2010, we'd have taken a million houses and refurbished them into decent housing.
John Prescott Sayings: I've gone through that with my mother and father and here I was in a I've gone through that with my mother and father and here I was in a similar situation. I've wronged her and I've wronged the family. Because when these things happen, it doesn't just happen to you, it happens to the people around you and the family.
John Prescott Sayings: When I see that man on the telly - 'Are you thinking what I'm thinking?' When I see that man on the telly - 'Are you thinking what I'm thinking?' No! I'm definitely not! I find most of it quite offensive!
John Prescott Sayings: We believe the 36, nearly 40, billion pound discount given for a right to buy We believe the 36, nearly 40, billion pound discount given for a right to buy houses took a million houses out of the public housing sector which is desperately needed for rent.
John Prescott Sayings: Labour economic stability has replaced Tory boom and bust Labour economic stability has replaced Tory boom and bust
John Prescott Sayings: That's what I think regions are about, making central government more accountable and fairer. That's what I think regions are about, making central government more accountable and fairer.
John Prescott Sayings: We now have a satisfactory solution not only to coalition forces, but also to the We now have a satisfactory solution not only to coalition forces, but also to the Iraqi authorities themselves.
John Prescott Sayings: You go down some street - no doubt it's there, and we have to do You go down some street - no doubt it's there, and we have to do something about it, and our programmes are designed to do that - but if that's a picture of Newcastle, it's not the one I recognise and I bet none in the North East do either.
John Prescott Sayings: Perhaps if England and Scotland together had one team we could at least beat the Perhaps if England and Scotland together had one team we could at least beat the Germans.
John Prescott Sayings: My roots, my background and the way I act is working class, but it would My roots, my background and the way I act is working class, but it would be hypsocritical to say I'm anything else than middle class now.
John Prescott Sayings: The only break I ever took was to eat. That's all I did. Work, and The only break I ever took was to eat. That's all I did. Work, and then quickly eat something. It became my main pleasure, having access to my comfort food.
John Prescott Sayings: She's not forgiven me, but we have a wonderful life from our family and that's She's not forgiven me, but we have a wonderful life from our family and that's the nature and quality of that woman that she can say that.
John Prescott Sayings: My department is not too big for one man, because I'm Superman. My department is not too big for one man, because I'm Superman.
John Prescott Sayings: Improving the quality of life for people of this country is perhaps the most important Improving the quality of life for people of this country is perhaps the most important duty of Government
John Prescott Sayings: It's moving in the right direction. It was in decline under the previous administration. It's moving in the right direction. It was in decline under the previous administration.
John Prescott Sayings: I've always felt very proud of Wales and being Welsh. People are a bit surprised I've always felt very proud of Wales and being Welsh. People are a bit surprised when I say I'm Welsh. I was born in Wales, went to school in Wales and my mother was Welsh. I'm Welsh. It's my place of birth, my country.
John Prescott Sayings: I don't get a fair whack, I don't pursue vendettas or punch people on the I don't get a fair whack, I don't pursue vendettas or punch people on the nose.
John Prescott Sayings: It's great to be back on terra cotta It's great to be back on terra cotta
John Prescott Sayings: Perhaps they thought I was on a fact-finding mission, never for one moment thinking that Perhaps they thought I was on a fact-finding mission, never for one moment thinking that a man of my age and build could be suffering from bulimia nervosa, but that's what the consultant said I had.
John Prescott Sayings: I can tell you I'm pretty middle-class. I can tell you I'm pretty middle-class.
John Prescott Sayings: Because of the security reasons for one thing and, second, my wife doesn't like to Because of the security reasons for one thing and, second, my wife doesn't like to have her hair blown about. Have you got another silly question?
John Prescott Sayings: The choice is not normally between the north and south. It might be between Britain The choice is not normally between the north and south. It might be between Britain and Europe.
John Prescott Sayings: I'm going to introduce you to a revolutionary thought - you can go slower and I'm going to introduce you to a revolutionary thought - you can go slower and get there quicker. And that's to do with flow. As soon as you made it two lanes and brought in the 70 (mph) and 50 (mph), you got there quicker. It meant the flow of the traffic was better, there were less accidents, less deaths, I think that's an important factor.
John Prescott Sayings: I will have failed in this if in five years there are not many more I will have failed in this if in five years there are not many more people using public transport and far fewer journeys by car. It is a tall order but I want you to hold me to it.
John Prescott Sayings: There was only one punch. Tony Blair rang me and he said 'Are you OK?' There was only one punch. Tony Blair rang me and he said 'Are you OK?' and I said 'Yes', and he said 'Well, what happened?' and I said 'I was just carrying out your orders. You told us to connect with the electorate, so I did.
John Prescott Sayings: Refurbishing I've done in the first three years and I'm still giving housing money, of Refurbishing I've done in the first three years and I'm still giving housing money, of course, to the north.
John Prescott Sayings: In the north east, there, they have had quite a bit of government offices moving In the north east, there, they have had quite a bit of government offices moving in. It's not a new policy.
John Prescott Sayings: I was the one that brought it in, but not only for the north-east, for I was the one that brought it in, but not only for the north-east, for every area so we can develop all the regional economies, lift up the national productivity, get greater wealth and share it more evenly.
John Prescott Sayings: The Green Belt is a Labour achievement - and we mean to build on it. The Green Belt is a Labour achievement - and we mean to build on it.
John Prescott Sayings: We've given more resources. On housing, we are now establishing a regional housing pot. We've given more resources. On housing, we are now establishing a regional housing pot.
John Prescott Sayings: From 1997 when we came in, you guys and the public bought seven million more From 1997 when we came in, you guys and the public bought seven million more cars. You didn't get rid of the second car, did you? So what is happening is the growth of cars on the motorway.
John Prescott Sayings: There is progress taking place, growth is better. We're only talking about two years there. There is progress taking place, growth is better. We're only talking about two years there.
John Prescott Sayings: There's no excuse, it's just an opportunity that presented in a limited way and that There's no excuse, it's just an opportunity that presented in a limited way and that happened and as soon as the press rang me I didn't deny it I just said 'that's it' and I had to go home and explain it.