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Its 18 years since John Prescott punched a man who egged him

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He was deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom for ten years, and an MP for 40 years.

But lets be honest – John Prescott will be remembered for punching a protester in the jaw.

The politician, now 80, was egged in the street and didnt take kindly to the public humiliation.

He instinctively delivered a strong left jab, hitting the man in the face.

It happened exactly 18 years to the day, and people have been looking back on the headline moment.

Former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell tweeted: 18 years ago today I got a call from John Prescott.

“Hiya … Ive just thumped a bloke.”

File photo dated 05/05/03 of former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott being hit by an egg while surrounded by protesters in the North Wales seaside resort of Rhyl, as Ukip leader Nigel Farage was hit by an egg thrown by a protester as he arrived on a campaign visit to Nottingham today.

Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott being hit by an egg while surrounded by protesters in the North Wales seaside resort of Rhyl (Picture: PA)

Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott is surrounded by protesters as he arrives at the Little Theatre, in the North Wales seaside resort of Rhyl where he was to address a Labour Party rally. He was hit by at least one egg. * 16/05/2001 of Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott being hit by an egg while surrounded by protesters as he arrives at the Little Theatre, in the North Wales seaside resort of Rhyl to address a Labour Party rally. Police investigating the incident in which Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott punched a protester during the General Election campaign have passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service it was announced. In a statement the force said that a file would be submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service later today although no further comment would be made by North Wales Police for the time being.

He was there to address a Labour Party rally (Picture: PA)

A protester (in striped shirt), Craig Evans who allegedly attacked Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott as he arrives at Rhyl to speak to Labour supporters. Photo shows Police leading him away. Mr Prescott was also hit by at least one egg.

Protester Craig Evans threw the egg (Picture: PA)

18 years ago today I got a call from @johnprescott Hiya … Ive just thumped a bloke. I said what sort of bloke? Just a bloke. Why did you hit him? He was a prat. John, if we punched everyone we thought was a prat.. I know, I know AnywaRead More – Source