Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has announced that he will accept a Peerage offered under the 'Dissolution Honours'.
He said on the Radio 4's Today Programme that he is accepting the Peerage because he 'wants to influence environmental policy'.
Mmmm did he not say in the past that he would not follow the likes of Neil Kinnock into the Lords (who himself disparaged its existence until he was offered a Peerage).
Its remarkable how these people change their views the minute the 'reward' is offered to them.
O well, we only have ourselves to blame for electing them in the first place.