FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott (UK) has accused the Tory Cameron government of exploiting cheap labour. It came after unpaid workers were bussed into London for the event and left stranded in the middle of the night.

The former deputy prime minister said there had been a “complete disregard” for the conditions of the stewards.

They were forced to sleep in the cold under London Bridge in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He also warned the incident could set the tone for the treatment of workers during the Olympics.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: “It raises many questions on the provision of unpaid labour in these kind of positions, not only on the Jubilee event, but also particularly for the coming Olympic ones.”

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