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PREZZA'S BLOG FURY; He blasts ministers.

FURIOUS John Prescott

For other people named John Prescott, see John Prescott (disambiguation).
John Leslie Prescott (born 31 May 1938) is a British Labour Party politician, former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Secretary of State and current Member
 warned yesterday that Labour faces being out of power for a generation if it doesn't sharpen up its act.

Prezza launched a stunning assault on Harriet Harman, his successor as deputy Labour leader, and other ministers over the party's disastrous showing in the local and Euro elections. He blasted them for "being resigned to defeat".

Prezza also singled out elections co-ordinator Douglas Alexander and Cabinet quitters James Purnell, Caroline Flint Caroline Louise Flint (born 20 September 1961 in Twickenham, England) is a British Labour politician. She is the Member of Parliament for Don Valley in Northern England, the Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform in the Department for Work and Pensions and the  and Hazel Blears.

Writing on his blog, Prezza raged: "The grassroots and the candidates wanted to fight but we, the party, let them down. I'm sure many will quite rightly never forgive us for that.

"I've fought 11 General Elections and if we fight the next one like this campaign, we'll be out for a generation."

Prezza added: "I kept asking the party what was the strategy, what was our message, what was the campaign? I became so concerned I wrote to Harriet. Her reply was less than satisfactory."

Mr Prescott defended Gordon Brown, saying the PM should have had more support from those around him. He said: "He has one of the toughest jobs in Britain and has to be able to rely on colleagues to lift the load of campaigning."

Labour backbencher Graham Allen For the English footballer, see .

Graham William Allen (b. 11 January 1953) British politician. The current Labour Member of House of Commons for the Nottingham North constituency.
 was among the MPs calling on Mr Brown to quit. He said the PM should "take the honourable way out so the party can progress".

Ex-minister Meg Munn Margaret Patricia Munn (born 24 August 1959, Sheffield), is a politician in the United Kingdom. She is Labour Co-operative Member of Parliament for Sheffield Heeley, and was first elected at the 2001 general election.  said: "Gordon is not providing the leadership that the country needs".

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Date:Jun 6, 2009
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