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John Prescott: 'You don't kneel for the Queen, you hop'

Former deputy prime minister John Prescott has offered his advice to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn when he is admitted to the Privy Council.

Mr Corbyn has refused to confirm whether he will kneel when he becomes a member. As part of the ceremony, politicians kneel before the Queen and kiss her hand.

Speaking to the Sunday Politics, Lord Prescott said the ceremony did not involve kneeling, which he thought was a "stupid arrangement" but instead required you to "hop from one chair to another and brush your lips lightly across her hand."

  • 27 Sep 2015
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