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Angry John Prescott blasts bankers over riots

Former MP John Prescott has defended the state welfare system, saying bankers with private educations got Britain into the financial mess that could be a factor in recent riots.

He was responding on Question Time to Fraser Nelson, editor of The Spectator, who suggested the benefit system and poor state education influenced those looting and destroying property.

Watch more on the Question Time website.

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