John Prescott Praised For Stepping In On Hull Trains London Service To Pour Passengers’ Teas

Ex-Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott stepped in to help a stretched assistant in the buffet car on a train.

When the peer once dubbed ‘Two Jags’ was praised for the quality of his cup of tea, he quipped “That’s because I used two bags.”

He was on Friday’s 11.48am King’s Cross to Hull service, and seeing a queue build up in the buffet car offered to get behind the counter. 

He started serving passengers teas alongside a Hull Trains female employee.

The former ship’s steward, 78, was once mocked by Conservative MP Nicholas Soames who called out to him: “Mine’s a gin and tonic, Giovanni, and would you ask my friend what he’s having?”

Seemingly not forgetting the put-down, Lord Prescott tweeted: “Hope everyone enjoyed their coffee and teas on today’s @Hull_Trains. No one asked for GTs!”

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