May 11th, 2011

Beware of the Wife of the Man in a Hurry

Ask yourself how the Sunday Times had so much detail in their piece this weekend about Huhne passing off speeding penalty points, an illegal activity. They had the when (2003) and the where (Chelmsford), they also had Vicky Pryce, Huhne’s estranged wife. Why didn’t Vicky go to the police with what she knew about her soon-to-be-ex-husband’s criminal activity?

Speculation around Westminster is that it could be because it was she who took the penalty points. The argument goes that the paper’s lawyers wouldn’t have allowed their hacks to give Huhne the kicking that they did, unless they already had proof. In the meantime the rest of the press-pack has been sent on a wild goose chase looking for former staffers, when the truth might well be right under their noses all along:

“He was forced on the defensive after his estranged wife became the first to comment on Westminster rumours that he had convinced “someone close to him” to accept penalty points for a speeding offence.”

While there are other suspects, “someone close to him”? Hmmm…

Vicky launched her penalty points drop-kick within 24 hours of the AV referendum result. Huhne had a window on Saturday when he could have resigned in disgust and been a hero to the LibDem rank and file, now he’ll probably end up resigning in disgrace. Did Mrs Huhne do just enough to block off any chance of Huhne making a dramatic exit, but resile herself from destroying his career and incriminating herself? Hell hath no fury like a calculating economist…


111 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    CpS wont do nowt, Look at David Laws!

  2. 2
    Stepney says:

    Sweet. Nice work Guido and TB

  3. 3
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m a hero.

  4. 4
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    just a Question Guido, Re your letter/Email to the DVLA, As she is a private citizen/subject are the DVLA allowed to revel details of the points on the licence and what date they were put on?

  5. 5

    Guido, why do you have it in for me?

  6. 6
    Rat's arse says:

    There is really something quite nasty about Chris Huhne. He seems the type of man who would burn his granny if he could get a good price for the ashes.

  7. 7
    Backwoodsman says:

    What about vince as well – has he been hiring his bus pass out to youngsters, or something equally unsavoury ? Ideally both of them need to go.

  8. 8
    Pour encourager les autres says:

    However emotive the subject or how dear to the heart a particular policy may be to a Minister..one thing that I would suggest that you never ever do is slag off the Prime Minister to his face in front of the whole Cabinet and then tip off the press…there will always be consequences

  9. 9
    Backwoodsman says:

    if I may just answer on behalf of the regulars – because you are a typical limp dim nasty piece of work, and in your present role, following your damascene conversion to eco-wackery, you stand to do the country a great deal of damage.

  10. 10
    Black Crime says:

    The “execution” of a teenager found in a burning car in south London ahead of his firearms trial was planned from inside a prison, the Old Bailey heard.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-13362480

  11. 11
    Glyn H says:

    She was on Iain Dale on LBC last night and sounded sensible and competent. David Mellor, often rather a pompous prick was steamin’, knocking the opposition all over place.
    Keep at it Guido; Huhne is a two faced sod with a daft ‘green’ agenda totally at odds with his earlier views and it would be a benefit to HMG if he was cut down. Perhaps Dave could use his demise to bin the whole daft department.

  12. 12
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    what Back said!

  13. 13
    Elliott Morley says:

    They did for me ! C*nts

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    Good work… but surely no point in FOI’ing.. or is that part of the ruse?

  15. 15
    Mark Oaten says:

    Who’d like to give me their penalty points? All over me and in my mouth.

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    I’m fairly certain the freedom of information act does not apply to private individuals but only public bodies, are you perchance talking shite Guido ?

  17. 17
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Seems unlikely that they would get enough evidence, or indeed give a monkey’s.

  18. 18
    Charlie says:

    Funny how the MSM don’t seem keen to pick this up..had it been a Conservative MP of course, it would be the lead story.

  19. 19
    Trident says:

    Round them up and ship them out.

  20. 20
    eh? says:

    + 1

    They’ll rightly tell him to fuck off.

  21. 21
    Sir William Waad says:

    Being close to Chris Huhne? Eeeeuuuuwww!

  22. 22
    retardEd Miliband says:

    Before I head off to Othlo for a couple of dayth, I would like to take thith opportunity to thay “progrethive” a couple of timeth.

    Progrethive.

    Thank you. That ith all.

  23. 23
    Lord Taylor says:

    I resent that!

  24. 24
    Stringemup says:

    Penalty points are a matter between the offender and the police, DVLA won’t disclose this info without judicial authority despite the fact that they sell all our other sensitive information onto third parties.

    You need someone inside the Police Computer, Guido. Don’t you know any bent coppers who will do a search for you ?

    Laws n’ Huhne : hangings too good for them, so draw and quarter them as well!

  25. 25
    Non believer says:

    to be fair to Gweedo, she was a senior civil servant at the time

    whether that means anything in regard to the FOA act I don’t know

    don’t know why gweedo is pretending this is his Watergate either tbh, more bottom feeding scoops to follow on doubt

  26. 26
    Chris "Boy Racer" Huhne says:

    Are you sure? Dear God, I hope you’re right.

  27. 27
    Hugh Janus says:

    Certainly will.

  28. 28
    BunnyGirl says:

    “Sensible and competent”… Hmmm…. not quite the recollection of her former colleagues in one respect at least. Still, maybe this demonstration of the admirable art of cunning sheds some light on those promotions. If not her taste in men.

  29. 29
    Rebekah Brooks (née Wade) says:

    I know some bent cops!

  30. 30
    Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

    DVLA ain’t gonna tell you nuthin’ Guido.

    However, if someone were to make a complaint to the police on the suspicion that a serious crime of this nature was committed by Mr. Huhne and Ms. Pryce in the year in question then plod would be able to establish the circumstances of who got what points in that year quite quickly. Being able to prove it is another matter, but this might be more of a goer than the DVLA route.

  31. 31
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    If she did have points on the licence what does that prove?

    If there isnt anything that stands up in court that says he was driving at the time, not a lot.

  32. 32
    All Police are Pigs says:

    All of them?

  33. 33

    You might say that, but Guido couldn’t possibly comment.

  34. 34
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Looks like the cross hairs are out for the LIb Dems, Maybe a genral election isnt to far away, labour cant afford it, Lib dEms will get murdered, is this a clever ploy by CCHQ?

  35. 35
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Found a stray memory stick then :-)

  36. 36
    Still angry at Labour corruption, sleaze & incompetence says:

    Maybe Guido’s trying to scare Hulne into resigning/confessing/incriminating himself.

    Keep the cross-hairs image on the clip-board Guido!

  37. 37
    Bled White Taxpayer says:

    It would seem to me that there is more than enough “evidence” to justify the coppers having a quick shufti at what is says about her licence on their computer (takes 5 secs), then if there are points for Chelmsford in 2003, sending around someone to conduct a quick interview with Mrs Pryce (take no more than an hour). If it’s good info, let the CPS know (and hopefully it will leak as well).

    I wonder what Huhne told the vetting agency when they ask that memorable question at the end of the interview “Now, just before we finish, is there anything else that has not come up that you feel we should know about? Anything at all?”

    It cannot be in the public interest for us to have a Minister potentially subject to blackmail, as well as potentially being guilty of a crime. For the sake of an hour’s work, just do it.

  38. 38
    Gov't. spokesman says:

    All of our systems are robust, fit for purpose and secure.

  39. 39
    Me Me says:

    they will just come back with a Data Protection Act exemption

  40. 40
    screw the lot of them says:

    Huhne really is the new Hoon.

    An utter c u n t and gruesome piece of work.

  41. 41

    Apart from all that, he’s an obnoxious twat!

  42. 42
    Fraudster says:

    Thanks Guido,
    Now I know her date of birth and full name (including maiden name) I can steal her identity.

  43. 43

    I told you I love my wife a hundred times and you still didn’t vote for me. Waste of money hiring her.

  44. 44
    Shocked of Sheen says:

    I’ve had a quid on Huhne being the next cabinet minister to go for a couple of weeks now; go gettim Guido!

  45. 45
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    One resigned other day, so you lost your money.

  46. 46
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Probably.

    I just don’t think it adds much to what the papers have already done.

  47. 47
    Rufus T. Firefly says:

    Just like Gordon Brown?

  48. 48
    JessTheDog says:

    FOI won’t work, that would be a clear breach of the data protection act. DVLA have been FOIA’d recently by the BBC, see Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1383709/Swindon-driver-39-penalty-points-licence-ban-motorist.html

    Doubt the cops would investigate unless a complaint had been made, and not just ‘we think this might have happened’. It would have to come from Mrs H, and that would implicate Mrs H, so unless she is hell-bent on this, rather than circulating rumours, it isn’t likely to happen.

  49. 49
    guidowontlikethis says:

    Guido getting ever more shrill and desparate after his smears failed to bring down Mike Hancock . His frantic smearing against Huhne will fail too .

  50. 50
    Court of Public Opinion says:

    They should all fucking resign.

  51. 51
    Postal Vote says:

    Isn’t Huhne just delaying his resignation because he needs a few more days to become entitled to the minister’s pension? The Hoon.

    Aren’t the rules such that when you resign over such a matter that you can argue he should never have been a minister in the first place and hence is not entitled to any pension whatsoever?

  52. 52
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Kicked in yesterday or day before.

  53. 53
    cast iron Dave says:

    I will give you a referendum!

  54. 54
    la' says:

    Because you look like Dave from The Royle Family and you’re a complete Huhne

  55. 55
    bastards says:

    You bet it id.

  56. 56
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    No. You’re a weirdo.

  57. 57
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Let’s not forget Simon Hoons Hughes.

  58. 58
    The BBC are cunts says:

    Oh yes !!

  59. 59
    Andrew says:

    You can’t get other people’s personal data under FOIA – and rightly so – and you know it. And if she did acquire points they might be legitimate!

    Besides: if she agreed to take the points (and she wasn’t estranged then, remember) she is as guilty in the eyes of the law as he is. Still, cheer up, both of you: the law does not recognise criminal conspiracy between husband and wife.

  60. 60
    Andrew says:

    No.

  61. 61
    Geoff Hoon says:

    I’d like to make it clear that although we are both Hoons and both of us own about seven or eight properties each, we are not related.

  62. 62
    Up sh1t creek says:

    If someone wants to confess they took someone else’s car points, then they could be on charges of perverting course of justice. That would influence anyone’s decision if they want to come clean just to ruin someone else’s reputation.

  63. 63
    Sputnik says:

    Ministers aren’t vetted.

  64. 64
    Andrew says:

    After Parkinson resigned Mrs Thatcher remarked that it was a pity that her Ministers were only politically castrated.

  65. 65
    sub-prime mortgage says:

    Their reputations weren’t exactly glowing in the first place.

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    Wrong. What would be a straight failure in a non-politician is referred to No 10 to form a judgement, and the Vetting Agency can be over-ruled in a political manner. But they are all vetted, and that question is a standard question.

  67. 67
    John "soapbox" Major says:

    I had bastards in my cabinet too.

  68. 68
    Sputnik says:

    Not officially anyway.

  69. 69
    Grammar School Boy says:

    Please define “Right” and “Honourable.”

  70. 70
    Toe Knee Bare says:

    What’s a cabinet?

  71. 71
    Grammar School Boy says:

    Probaly got one from the EU a les Kinnocks.

  72. 72
    Sputnik says:

    Okay. What i meant was they don’t have to do the interview and form filling etc. Of course, the spooks will do checks on potential appointees. But new ministers get access to government info from day one. No waiting around for months while all avenues are exhausted like plebs have to.

  73. 73

    All the other woman did was to ask her to move a bit so she’d have more room.

    “Get the fuck off the bus you dumb bitch! What you gonna do about it?! What the fuck you gonna do about it?!”

    Unfortunately this vile woman had a child with her. And people wonder where thug behaviour is learnt from. Innit.

  74. 74
    Gordon Brown says:

    First!

  75. 75

    What nonsense. The BBC is completely impartial.

    Now on this weeks question time.
    1. Cuts, cuts, cuts, cuts are killing the country
    2. Why are the Tories hiding behind the limp Dems for their evil cuts
    3. Inflation rising. Caused by cuts, cuts, cuts.
    4. Max Mosley. Look at his bum! Its covered in cuts, cuts, cuts.

    and erm, something about cuts.

  76. 76
    The Paragnostic says:

    One of those morning meetings that rubber stamped your instructions from Washington, Tony – you remember them, surely?

    Where you had to listen to the droning of Claire Short and the whining of that awkward ginger Scots dwarf Cook, then tell everyone what Dubya wanted?

  77. 77

    On expenses though Gordon. And she did do the cleaning.

  78. 78
    The Paragnostic says:

    We don’t want to know which bits Simon’s been hiring out – is he on the same website as that nice Green chappie from Brighton?

  79. 79

    Beeb droning on about ‘one year in the coalition.’

    I wonder if any contributors have any pictures of the former PM leaving office?

  80. 80
    The Paragnostic says:

    John, John – imagine how they’d have hounded you if you were white?

    You got off lightly in the press, considering you were convicted of false accounting…

  81. 81

    Mr Fawkes

    Is the C#nt/Hoon auto-mod about to make a c#nt/Huhne reappearance?

  82. 82
    ghost of Dr David Kelly says:

    I try not to remember days like those.

  83. 83
    Gordon Brown says:

    Tried to get me too.
    But I’m still here. Still PM.
    Heheheheheh.

    Now ,,, smear THIS Fawkes. [schplat]

  84. 84
    The Paragnostic says:

    Coming soon on BBC3 –

    “The Unkindest Cut of All” in which various leftist ‘comedians’ attempt to discover which frontline service is due to be cut to protect the job of a senior council employee who can only answer “Maybe” or “I cannot comment for reasons of commercial confidentiality” to their probing questions.

    Presented by Rufus Hound, team captains Eddie Izzard and Marcus Brigstocke.

  85. 85
    Michael Thomas Hancock CBE says:

    I like to ask for detailed specifications on what is in the docks at Portsmouth.

  86. 86
    The Paragnostic says:

    Huhne needs to see Sir Alex’s lawyer as soon as possible – no points for the Old Trafford genius…

  87. 87
    Toe Knee Bare says:

    Ohh, that!

    Gosh, what a waste of a morning a month that was.

  88. 88
    Who are the props in the middle? says:

  89. 89
    The Paragnostic says:

    It ain’t the colour, it’s the line of work.

    There’s a gang of white boys in Stockport that have done as much as that and worse – google Aaron Coghlan if you want details.

    All down to drugs – sod all to to with skin tone.

    It just happens that some areas are differently pigmented to others, so the scumbags are too.

  90. 90
    Jo Brand - lefty twat says:

    Lefty fucking ‘comedians’ can all fuck off. They have sucked at the teat of telling PC jokes for years yet continue to support the wankers who brought damnation upon this country in the first place.

    Wankers.

  91. 91
    purpleline says:

    As this was in 2003 if it was Vicky who took the points would she be beyond the reach of the law. I know it has a long arm but is seven years the limit fo rthis type of offence

  92. 92
    Wesley says:

    Somebody (an MP) could table a written question to him. He would have to provide an answer. Other than that the only way would be to report it to the local force as a concerned citizen.

  93. 93
    The Paragnostic says:

    Why is Brown standing in an L S Lowry pose in the picture?

    I thought he was a man of straw, not a Matchstalk Man…

  94. 94
    Lexander says:

    All my mistresses over the years have picked up my points without a moment’s hesitation.

  95. 95
    David Laws says:

    I’m gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  96. 96
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Too much information, sorry.

  97. 97
    Jimmy says:

    So no more Gobshite Centre?

    It filled a much needed void

  98. 98
    Frank Isle of Man says:

    Well I have looked at Aaron Coghlan on Google and it is clear what he is. Also clear I would think that he is paying and threatening those who should put him away.

  99. 99
    It doesn't add up... says:

    What is a Huhne? A man who knows the Pryce of everything and the value of nul points on his licence.

  100. 100
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Well, the Chief Constable of North Yorkshire for a start …………. he even admits it and still keeps his job, car, pension etc.

    Not worthy to breathe the same air as the rest of us.

  101. 101
    Hymie Goldcohenbergenstein says:

    No time limit for the offence of “pervert course of justice”, my boy.

  102. 102
    Hymie Goldcohenbergenstein says:

    You’d never get a prosecution passed the CPS for this one without some photographic evidence.

    Even if she gave a statement saying she took the points, Huhne would deny it and say she is a bitter woman scorned.

    The CPS wouldn’t authorise a charge for this – unless there is a very dusty camera photo after all these years showing the offending driver

  103. 103
    The Paragnostic says:

    Stockport CID do have a rep for avarice…

  104. 104
    Herman Achille Van Rompuy says:

    Shrill? Really?

  105. 105
    tell it like it really is says:

    NOW

  106. 106
    Spot the Dog says:

    ** taps nose **

  107. 107

    All Guido has to do is set himself up as some dodgy parking fine collector/parking clamp operator, like the ones that work out of MacDonalds and the DVLA will spill the beans on just about anything.

  108. 108
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    The Met are incompetent unless they receive a back hander. Look at all the MPs getting off.

    Why couldn’t they prosecute Laws for false accounting??? Clear cut irrespective of his intent.

    Why hasn’t the turd McClegg sacked him???

    When are the bankers going to be held to account for making Joe public suffer years of austerity??

    Why did Sir Fred get such a big pay out, led by Lord Myners, when he made the country bankrupt?? And why isn’t Myners being pursued for his incompetence?

  109. 109
    William says:

    Your DVLA FOI request is lunacy a complete waste of time – you can’t get personal data of other people under FOI (or any other process).

  110. 110
    Andrew says:

    Don’t forget to fess up when DVLA tell you to sod off. Whether or not Huhne is still in post.

    Incidentally, does anybody know where the Paul came from? He was plain Chris or Christopher at university.

  111. 111
    Harold Godwinson says:

    You have to have a conscience to feel shame


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