John Prescott’s EERILY accurate Brexit prediction from 2016 - ‘This is what you’ll get!’

The former deputy to Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair penned a scathing attack on the Tories and Vote Leave for the Mirror just two weeks before the result was announced in June 2016. In it, he said Boris Johnson would become Prime Minister. In the piece from June 11, 2016: “This is a General Election in all but name. You can either vote with Labour to Remain. Or vote Leave and let Boris Johnson become PM.


The former deputy to Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair penned a scathing attack (Image: GETTY)


He said Boris Johnson would become Prime Minister (Image: GETTY)

“Boris’s Brexit Cabinet will be so right-wing and extreme they’ll make the Bullingdon Boys look like Fidel Castro.”

He added that “of all the negatives that come with Brexit, Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minster tops the lot”.

He also slated Priti Patel, now Home Secretary, and Michael Gove, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, citing them as names Mr Johnson would select for his Cabinet.

He said: “Then there’s fellow Brexiter Michael Gove – a former Rupert Murdoch journalist – who laughably paints himself as the scourge of bankers and the ‘elites’. POLL: Would YOU switch vote from Brexit Party to Tories 


John Prescott accurately predicted the result of the Brexit referendum (Image: GETTY)

“This is the guy who constantly voted against Labour’s plans for a tax on banker’s bonuses to help fund 100,000 jobs for young people.

“He even employed a former chair of banking giant Goldman Sachs to advise him on education... and he went to Murdoch’s wedding.”

He added: “More worryingly, Gove contributed to a book of Tory ideas that proposed “denationalising” the NHS, replacing it with an insurance market system.”

Then he took a swipe at Ms Patel.


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Michael Gove, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Image: GETTY)


He also slated Priti Patel, now Home Secretary (Image: GETTY)

He added: “Another Brexiter who could enter the Cabinet is Priti Patel.

“A former lobbyist for tobacco companies, she has wanted to bring back the death penalty and said cutting disabled people’s benefits by £30 a week is justified as it will help those with a “limited capability” to work find a job.

“Do you really believe these people will pump money into the NHS? The Tories have already cut NHS spending from Labour’s average of nine per cent of a country’s Gross Domestic Product to seven per cent.”

The pro-EU anti-Tory piece then continued: “Being in a social Europe reflects our values in the workplace and in civil society so much more than this Tory Government.


The Tories lost a seat to the Lib Dems this morning (Image: EXPRESS.CO.UK)

“Voting for Boris and Brexit will see you lose control of workers’ rights, our NHS and a prosperous future. So vote with Labour.

“And vote Remain.”

The prediction was all-but correct except for the part about the dangers of Chris Grayling being in Mr Johnson’s Cabinet.

He was instantly sacked after an array of failings.


Mr Johnson has been PM for two weeks (Image: GETTY)

Mr Grayling, who had his own social media hashtag - #FailingGrayling - awarded cross-Channel ferry contracts to three firms to the sum of £108million, prompting EuroTunnel to trigger legal action against the Government.

One of the three contracts was handed to a firm that had no ferries at all.

The contract was worth an eye-watering £13.8million and given to Seaborne Freight.

The ex Transport Secretary faced two investigations into his actions, which cost taxpayers the colossal sum.

Many called on him to quit his ministerial role, but Mr Johnson sacked him two weeks ago.

Mr Prescott’s prediction could be changed after the result of the Brecon by-election, which saw the Tories lose a seat to the Lib Dems early this morning.

This now leaves them with a majority of just one.

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