May 26th, 2011

Proceed With Caution

If the police had any suspicion that Chris Huhne might have charges brought against him, they are legally obliged to caution him and read him his rights. Now that Press Association have picked up on this morning’s Mail story, presumably independently verifying that the police have made contact with the Director of Public Prosecutions, it’s clear the police must have had a suspicion that Huhne might face charges when they grilled him at Belgravia Police Station for two and half hours on Tuesday.

Essex Police have so far refused to comment publicly whether they questioned him under cautioned, but as the week rolls on, it’s becoming pretty clear that they must have. A serving Cabinet minister is a suspect in a police investigation, how exactly is he meant to be doing his job properly? If he had any honour left he would step down immediately to fight the charges.


88 Comments

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

    Nah , Just hang him, he is a disgrace!

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    • 3
      P. Doff says:

      Oh… there you are!

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      • 63
        Judge Dread says:

        Wife admits she commited the crime, records affidavid and then publishes information to the press….

        does not sound like a great case – and he has the defence this is vindictive and she on a revenege mission..

        So highly probably guido has damaged him, but again is there a smoking gun here…

        And will Dpp not just say “no case to answer” as the guilt has been committed by her not him.

        Guido cannot hang him for something she has done…. ?

        or is “innocent until proven guilty” not longer the bar to reach ?

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        • 66
          hypocrite Huhne says:

          ah but he is guilty if dekiberately lying to the police and misleading them as it was actually him who was driving not his wife, yes his ex wife is equally as guilty but she is not a cabinet minister and not someone who has been furthering his political career by calling other politicians liars and dishonest and appearing on every tv station saying how disgraceful this was.

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        • 68
          Old Tory Bigot says:

          Guido always operates on the ‘no smoke without fire’ principle, and to be fair, it would be a pretty dull ‘gossip’ blog if he did otherwise.

          I think in the eyes of the law, bother parties would be equally culpable in such a case.

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          • Judge Dread says:

            true but michael white nailed guido in the newsnight interview, as did the cabinet minister using (not abusing) rooms that the commons…

            making claims is easy – proving and substantiating an opinnion needs a better degree of proof….

            guido clearly done very well in hounding this particular fox to ground, and found lots of circumstantial elements…

            but its not 8-9 times guido stated its near the end…. and oddly it may not be and the fox may get away…..

            as long as there is a defence that he did not do that act, that she acted alone and filled in the paperwork – some wifes act as secretaries … then there is a chance… and these mps only need slim chance..

            we have guido celbrating 18months, and yet the guy (not as in fawkes) out in just 4… and ready to write book about it….

            guido gets 7/10 for effort….. if he nails huhne will be first to give guido big pat on back… but too many false dawns now…..

            getting boring… same old same old

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          • crash says:

            hague got away, now guido is quite positive about hague despite his corrupt ways.

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        • 87
          Essexplod says:

          The car is registered in Huhne’s name.

          He probably responded to the enquiry by putting his wife’s name on the enquiry form.

          She got the fine and the points in her name because if she had objected Huhne would have been convicted for supplying a false driver’s name.

          You are not much good at judging.

          Pathetic in fact.

          She was persuaded against her better judgement.

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    • 20
      Tax Payer says:

      Well, the wife alleges a crime, so there always *could* be charges. I wouldn’t read too much into that.

      He’ll resign eventually and the police will leave it at that. She gets what she wants, and neither is prosecuted.

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    • 48
      PACE 1984 says:

      10.1 A person whom there are grounds to suspect of an offence, see Note 10A, must be cautioned before any questions about an offence, or further questions if the answers provide the grounds for suspicion, are put to them if either the suspect’s answers or silence, (i.e. failure or refusal to answer or answer satisfactorily) may be given in evidence to a court in a prosecution. A person need not be cautioned if questions are for other necessary purposes

      http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/police/operational-policing/pace-codes/pace-code-c?view=Binary

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      • 50
        Tax Payer says:

        This was his first interview so some of this doesn’t apply.

        There ARE grounds to suspect an offence – the wife has said he committed one. A caution would be normal, but doesn’t mean a lot, really.

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        • 52
          Anonymous says:

          Cobblers. There is nothing in the 1984 PACE code of practice that says the first interview is NOT to be conducted under caution.

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        • 64
          Judge Dread says:

          wife has admitted “she” did commit offense, that does not mean it automatically follows “he” did?

          What if he did not know she had done it for him – how do you prove that was not the case???

          need to see proof of what he did – not what “guido” and others think he did?

          danger to fall below his level of probity….

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          • Anonymous says:

            Judge Dread @64. What about the telephone conversation she recorded?How does this affect your view?

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      • 51
        Tiffin says:

        So they did interview him under caution. Dave should demand his resignation before afternoon tea.

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    • 74
      Anonymous says:

      Guido, you’re a fat ugly irish bell end with glasses.

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    • 77
      Anonymous says:

      Well said

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  2. 2
    P. Doff says:

    Where’s Billy the Hangman when he’s needed?

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  3. 4
    Allegedly Posh Jock says:

    I think the important phrase is ‘If he had any honour’. The answer is self-evident, a Huhne indeed.

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  4. 5
    Clarke's Sentencing Policy says:

    Those crosshairs, on the back of your previous article…

    Are those to assist with aiming during a plating by the lovely, erm, “Miss” Trimmingham?

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    • 42
      Maximus says:

      Guido is targetting either the huhne’s marching powder ingestion spot. Or he’s making some oblique comparison with the Snot Goblin of Kirkaldy’s tenatious grip on the trough at all costs.

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    • 72
      Reality approaches says:

      According to Alison Pearson in The Telegraph, “the unfortunate Ms Trimingham looks like the love child of Tommy Cooper and Bernard Bresslaw”.

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  5. 6
    Maxu says:

    Good Stuff.

    By the way in your second paragraph it should be “must have” not “must of”!

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  6. 7
    Stepney says:

    Must have, must have NOT must of.

    Christ alive the standards of non-MSM journalism these days.

    Where have all the subs gone?

    “Must Have” – write out 100x before prep.

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      sockpuppet #4 says:

      I must’ov learnt not to write ow i talk at school.

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    • 23
      james says:

      I must admit, that grabbed my attention first too. Sad innit?

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    • 35
      Stepney says:

      Pleased to see you leap into action quicker than the illiterate 12 year olds at the Beeb (bloody full time job keeping that shower on their feet).

      And no. I’m not Heffer.

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    • 75
      Lord G says:

      MSM aren’t much cop either. The number of ‘was sat’ and other such shite abuse of the English language we get these days is disconcerting to say the least. Standards, eh!

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Wasnt Tony Bliar interviewed under caution?

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    • 24
      Hugh Janus says:

      No, the police bottled out, realizing that, if they did so, he would have to resign.

      Thus proving that there’s one set of rules for us, and…..

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    • 25
      Captain Black says:

      Talking of Tony, has anyone else noticed how he appears to have a better tan than Obama these days?

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      • 49
        Clarke's Sentencing Policy says:

        No, he looks yellow.

        He looks like the bastard love child of Bananaman and Skeletor

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      • 80
        Anonymous says:

        He gets it from working hard at making peace in the middle east.Haven’t seen much result from his efforts other than the tan of course.

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  8. 9
    Duty Pedant says:

    “Essex Police have so far refused to comment publicly whether they cautioned him, but as the week rolls on, it’s becoming pretty clear that they must of.”

    Must have, perhaps??!

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  9. 10
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    “it’s becoming pretty clear that they must of.”

    Yuk.

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  10. 11
    Merv says:

    ‘honour’ ‘cabiner minister’. How quaint to see those two ideas together.

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  11. 12
    Im free you cunts!!!! David Chaytor says:

    Throw away the key!!!!! Bastard!!

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      Im a free man!! hahahaha Eric Illsley says:

      I dont know how to adjust to life on the outside David…im still crapping in a bucket, in front of male strangers

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  12. 13
    Headmistress says:

    ..” must OF.. ???? Where was you drug up?

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  13. 14
    Anonymous says:

    must of?

    ffs.

    must have

    you clown

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  14. 16
    Cath says:

    MUST OF!!!

    What chav wrote this??

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  15. 17
    MiguelM says:

    Must HAVE education, education, education!

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  16. 17
    Red Sceptic says:

    “… must of.”

    must ***OF*** !!!

    Good God, Guido – or is this your little amanuensis?

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  17. 21
    Form Tutor says:

    Must have. Employ a sub-editor, please.

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  18. 26
    Nelson's Eye says:

    Many other people under police investigation have to carry on with their job , so why shouldn’t a Cabinet Minister, until they are charged?

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  19. 27
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    sri lanka win toss and choose to bat.

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  20. 28
    Blue Eyes says:

    Yeah, they must of.

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  21. 30
    Nelson's Eye says:

    O/T but Swiss decide to phase out nuclear power plants due to concerns about their security and replace with “renewable ” energy. They will still be at risk from all the French plants tho’.

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  22. 33
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    I wish this Huhne fellow would just resign & face the music.

    Then we can get back to discussing whyrusty Dave is propping up the Euro -socialists with British taxpayers cash.

    Without even a whimper.

    Those so called Conservatives who voted down the Reckless amendment should be named & shamed – they voted for us bailing out the feckless & lazy Eurozone forever.

    Blue Labour out.

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  23. 36
    annette curton says:

    They might as well just build a political wing onto the ‘Scrubs and let them all rule us from there.

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  24. 37

    Breaking News

    Neo-Guido to be interviewed under caution by the grammar police.

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  25. 38
    The Right Honourable Gordon Brown MP says:

    Today I will be using my enormous influence to save Cheryl Cole’s job in US television…I wake up every morning thinking of how I can save her career.

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  26. 40
    Anonymous says:

    “If he had any honour…..”

    ha ha ha

    I think that’s a totally pointless scenario to propose as a possibility.

    The concept of honour is completely unknown to people like Huhne.

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      Backwoodsman says:

      Take some small consolation from the fact that at least in these online days, hoons like hune, no doubt are told by their dutiful bag carriers exactly what the hoi poloi are saying about them. Standing in front of the shaving mirror must be an unpleasant experience for them.

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  27. 41
    mark oaten's glass coffee table says:

    We need to go baxter basics here

    Hang the Hunt

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  28. 45
    Nick Clegg says:

    He has my full support.

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    • 56
      Clarke's Sentencing Policy says:

      If Billy has his way, then Huhne will have the full support of the gallows.

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    • 78
      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      And mine. Tough it out Chris. You have the Lodge behind you, and your Ex doesn’t. Everything will work out, I promise. Look at me, I have never been done for anthing. Boaz.

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  29. 53
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    Another victory for rusty Dave:

    Immigration up to a 6 year high.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/8538318/Net-immigration-hits-six-year-high-in-blow-to-Coalition.html

    Duplicitous lying Heathite b*stards.

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  30. 54
    Kipper of the Yard says:

    His wife has alleged a crime and indeed admitted her part in one. It is therefore impossible for the police to speak to Huhne UNLESS he has been cautioned otherwise anything he says is inadmissable in evidence. Take it from someone who knows these procedures, both these parties will have been interviewed under caution and reported for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

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  31. 59

    How Guido makes me laugh with his silly spelling mistakes grammatical errors and general faux pas, what a tosser.

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  32. 61
    The law has to be upheld says:

    IF a senior politician is not charged when such allegations are made by someone reliable(though bitter) , law and order will break down. The DPP has no choice, a charge must be filed.Then its up to the Courts to decide whether he is guilty or innocent .

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  33. 62
    the moneyshot says:

    his insurance will rocket—happy days

    falsifying driving points

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  34. 73
    ichabod says:

    I dont know much about Huhne ,and his self righteousness puts me off ( but then he is a holier than thou LibDem.); also the excess of ambition is offputting. . But didn’t he make his own money thru. business ie he has never been a regular trougher on the public purse, and only went into politics in his late forties ( I think); which is really the type of MP we need–experience of the commercial world, self made, not a career politician. Also aside from the, er, drive, Huhne seems to have been a character of some charisma and appeal in earlier days, if some of the stories in the paper are true. I tend to agree –shock horror — that this offence is, well, pretty wide spread, and not exactly capable of undermining society; M*sl*ms get away with far more serious motoring offences, routinely, so my friends in the West Midland police tell me. Huhne does seem to be genuinely ralented, unlike say, Ed Miliband or Vince Cable, or…..Of course he is a nearly complete shit, but there are much worse undeserving scoundrels in public life. And I speak as an unrecontructed Tory.

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      Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

      tosser

      he made so much money from friendly info as the head financial journalist on the inie that he bought 7 fucking houses

      so fuck right off right now you cretin

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  35. 81

    Don’t be ridiculous. If he is innocent why should he step down.

    If he has to, in order to defend his case, surely he should be entitled to all of his losses, so the tax payer would have to pay him 4 years of cabinet minister wages, all to pursue a force allegation. There is no provision for such compensation, so it’s morally imperative to mitigate the impact on the suspect.

    I say that despite the fact that the evidence you have revealed would seem to suggest that he is guilty. The point is, until it is proven, he and every other accused deserves every consideration, courtesy, and presumption of innocence.

    Same thing applies to the ex head of the IMF.

    Too many lives are ruined by false accusations. People found innocent at trial or for whom charges are dropped or never made, should be compensated to cover their lost earnings, future earnings, reputation, legal fees, and stress. That would cut down on the number of arrests made and prosecutions pursued against innocent suspects.

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