Former UK deputy PM Prescott admits to disliking Cherie Blair

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London, Oct 16 : Former Prime Minister Tony Blair's deputy has admitted that he disliked Cherie Blair, and accuses her of snobbery in his new documentary on class.

John Prescott admits that he did not like Tony Blair's wife in the BBC programme, "Prescott: The Class System and Me."

The film features the politician and his wife inside "Prescott Towers" in Hull and sees him visit middle and upper class bastions such as the Henley Regatta and the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival.

Prescott admits in the BBC2 film: "We never got close to the Blairs... it just didn't happen.We were not their set; certainly we were not her set."

Asked about why he did not go to Chequers, he admitted bringing up the issue with the Prime Minister.

Prescott told the programme: "I did say to Tony once, 'surely you must have some state dinners there. Pauline would like to come to a state dinner'."

He added, of Cherie: "I suppose she did the list. Despite what Cherie might say about her class background, there weren't many of them going to Chequers anyway."

In a conversation with three girls he is introduced to he admits disliking the Prime Minister's wife, the Guardian reports.

One girl asked him: "Do you like Tony Blair?"rescott replies: "I worked with him for 10 years."sked whether he liked Cherie, he said: "No."

Prescott was also asked about whether he was worried about Cherie Blair's autobiography coming out at the same time as his own.

He replied: "It might send me to sleep but it's not keeping me awake."

ANI

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