Prescott Memorial Acronym competition
The competition is still open for anyone who wants to send me a humorous "real meaning" for any of the acronyms, initials and alphabet soup sent out by John Prescott while he had a department to run. Final close of entries will be midnight on Thrusday 1st June.
The prize will be a copy of "The Little Red Book of New Labour Sleaze." However, I gather that copies of this strongly recommended book are selling fast and there are only 500 left from the original print run, so the winner may have to wait for the book's second print run. And if you were thinking of buying a copy of the first printing of this book, sure to become a collector's item, you had better hurry. Copies are available on Amazon at
The Little Red Book of New Labour Sleaze
Mind you, the rate the Labour government is going, there will have to be a second edition within a few weeks which will be twice as long. Just to take one example of disgraceful conduct since the book went to print. To have a copy of the Hutton report, an inquiry into the suicide of a public servant, signed by the Prime Minister's spouse and auctioned to raise money for a political party's funds must be one of the worst acts of bad taste I have ever heard of.
It is not clear whether this and any other copies of the Hutton report which were auctioned had been purchased from HMSO for £60 or was a copy provided to a member of the Labour government in their official capacity. In the latter case, selling it for Labour party funds was a further misuse of something paid for by the taxpayer.