What is John Prescott For?

So John Prescott has been sent on a "pointless mission" to represent Britain in the Far East (Telegraph, 25th October).

The claimed cost of £10,000 is the least of our worries. We should be worrying more about what he is up to while he is there. The Far East is important for all kinds of strategic reasons. But is John Prescott really the person to represent us there? Or is it more a case of him having to justify his existence by finding things for himself to do.

John Prescott is an excellent example in microcosm of the problem with big government generally - they need to be able to justify their existence by doing things. It would not be so bad if what they did was simply irrelevant. The real problem is that most of what thge Government does is deeply damaging.

So it would be far better for all of us iif John Prescott took early retirement - togethe with most of the rest of government.


Seemingly I can!

As it should be. What would happen if someone posted a comment on your post that you wanted to reply to, and you couldn't post a comment? Or what if you came back to a post a month later and wanted to distinguish between the original post and your additions?

I have subscribed to this post by the way, so if you reply, I should get an email. I haven't enabled subscription to your own posts, so I don't think I'm going to be notified about this. The notification should be automatic rather than scheduled with this module, which is an improvement.

Looks like the paragraph breaks are working OK too.