John Prescott on phone hacking and police investigation

Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott claimed "there is something rotten in our state" and said he has no confidence in the Metropolitan Police as he was asked about phone hacking allegations.

Lord Prescott had been told his phone had been hacked dozens of times after media interest in his affair, as were the phones of other leading government figures of the time.

He also explained that Tony Blair was no fan of technology such as email or mobile phones and talked about whether the PM could have been a victim of tabloid reporters listening to private messages.

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