21st June 1996 at 01:00
"It [the 11-plus] split me from a girl I carried a torch for. She passed, I failed. She went to grammar school. I sent her a love letter telling how I missed her - she sent it back with the spelling mistakes corrected. I was promised a bike by my father if I passed - I didn't get it."

Labour's deputy leader, John Prescott.

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