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John Prescott - two jags, two jabs and now two phones

Len Tingle | 13:08 UK time, Tuesday, 16 February 2010

John Prescott

John Prescott might be stepping down from his Hull seat at the election but he has hit the campaign trail running.

He says he's driving a "virtual" battle bus this time around.

The veteran bruiser is using Facebook and Twitter to get to those parts most other politicians cannot reach - young voters.

I caught up with him as he popped into our Leeds studios to record an interview with the Politics Show.

"Facebook is just amazing," he told me.

"I got 5,000 friends straight away. I didn't even know I had 5,000 friends. And I ask them things all the time.

"I was struggling to decide whether to upgrade my phone to an iPhone or a Blackberry.

Straight away they said, "John... get both. You've got two jags why not two phones as well?"


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