DIARY: Prescott jovial at seminar

Deputy prime minister John Prescott was in jovial mood this week at a seminar held by Prince Charles' charity for the built environment. Before launching into his usual routine about step changes, he turned to the Prince, in the front row, and spoke about the difficulties of being second in command - "a bit like your Royal Highness". After much laughter, Prescott quipped that he knew where the Tower of London was. "After last week's decision on the Shard of Glass perhaps that's where I'm heading anyway," he said.

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