As you will have heard, John Prescott is supposedly retiring from politics after 37 years in the limelight.
To celebrate (and publicly make his decision known), he has invited over 200 Labour Party cronies from his Hull East constituency to his unofficial farewell bash at home where guests have been told soft drinks and his "Prescott Punch" (isn't he a wag?) would be provided - but there would be a "pay bar".
Erm, tight though he may be and distasteful as asking guests to your own party to pay for their booze undoubtedly is, I have a question.
Is he actually licensed to sell alcohol from his abode?
Shame we'll never find out.
It seems that after the outrage amongst his invited guests and the bad publicity his miserly actions have generated, he is falling back on tried and tested Labour policy by lying.
It seems that "there was a mistake on the wording of the invitation and Mr Prescott never intended guests should have to pay for their own drinks".
Well and truly busted. Again.
Mr Prescott recently signed a £300 000 book deal to write his memoirs, he earns £134 000 for his Cabinet salary plus he gets £23 000 as his ministerial pension with another £37 000 additional annual pension when he steps down as an MP and finally he also gets an extra £33 500 "golden goodbye" after leaving office.