May 27th, 2011

Huhne’s Expenses Developments

The former LibDem councillors who recorded conversations about Huhne’s election expenses, and gave the transcript to the Mail, have just had their complaint that Huhne overspent last year rejected by the Electoral Commission. The figures given on the tape included general and local elections so there was no direct evidence of an overspend or that Huhne had any knowledge of it. Some costs can be split if the item is re-useable (as the agent says did in fact happen on tape), so only part of the cost gets declared. There was “no specific evidence that expenditure was under-reported.”

There were also allegations of undeclared donations, though it seems they were actually loans which had been properly declared to the Commission. Huhne has commented saying how grateful he is to the Commission for looking into this “quickly and thoroughly”. Though he should think twice before any sighs of relief…

Yesterday’s Sunlight Centre complaint did have specific expenditure details. Specifics that have led the Commission to say today that they are “urgently considering the allegations”, though due to depth, they will not be able to make the decision to launch a formal enquiry before the weekend.

Despite the protestations of LibDem bloggers, it seems that the Commission doesn’t share Mark Pack’s view thatthere is nothing to see here and hasn’t dismissed the allegations which he has spent the last two days trying to rubbish. Could it be because these same tricks are used by LibDems in other marginal constituencies…


64 Comments

  1. 1
    LIBERAL-SEX CRIMES says:

    Guilty m’lud

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  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    They are really lowest of the low (Well equal with the devil and Labour)

    Hang em!!!!!

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  3. 3
    AngryEnglishJon says:

    Quicker this crook resigns the better.

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

    Guido, Any news on Bill wiggin and Denis Macshane, it seems to have gone quiet on those fronts?

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  5. 5
    plonker says:

    Tie him to a windmill sail and let nature deal with him.

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      sockpuppet #4 says:

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen a windmill with a sail.

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      • 45
        Beep says:

        It’s a highly complicated and technical expression meaning the ‘arms’ of the windmill that rotate when the wind blows. Now, if you had said that you had never seen a windmill sail, I would have agreed with you. That activity is generally confined to things called boats and that….

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  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    “Could it be because these same tricks are used by LibDems in other marginal constituencies…”

    No, the same tricks are used by every party, in every marginal seat.

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  7. 7
    FFS!!!!!! Tory my arse says:

    Blue / Red / Yellow – all troughing pigs.

    Vote for an independent – smash the big party system and the crooks who run it.

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  8. 10
    Sophie says:

    Dave says we are worthless peasants for daring to criticise him for giving away our money via DFID:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391581/G8-summit-2011-David-Cameron-dismisses-foreign-aid-budget-criticism.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    He really is alienating alot of marginal voters with this quest to be more right on than Harman.

    Last time I vote Tory, for sure.

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    • 15
      London Gal says:

      Dave says a lot of things and different things to different audiences when it suits, he’s all talk and rapidly losing creditability. His little team needs to understand you can’t do a Tony Blair twice in a row and expect to get away with it.

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    • 22
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

      +1 The man is a bigger self publicist than Gadaffi
      he just can’t stop announcing new ways of wasting any money saved at our expence !
      he needs to go and pretty dam quick !

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  9. 11
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Ed Balls on Shoesmith sacking.

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  10. 12
    Billy Bowden likes to suck my cock says:

    I have a feeling that the sppeding matter will do for him …. and if it doesn’t Vicky will almost certainly have enough dirt from ‘other’ incidents .either way, as we all know ………..He’s toast !

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    • 17
      ichabod says:

      Words that I hope I have to eat but…..i’m getting this awful feeling that Huhne is going to get away with it all. His name will stink certainly,but he will ‘tough it out’ and Dave boy will too timid to point out that honour and the reputation of the government demand that he fall on his sword. Cameron, the illegitimate offspring of Miranda Blair and Edward Heath.

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    • 20
      Billy Bowden is the greatest bumpire ever ! says:

      You think?
      He’s gagged his ex-wife and is no doubt tying up other loose ends as we speak.

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  11. 16
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Every fucking rule these parasites are bound by has a loop hole or get out
    the electoral commission is token dept
    to make it look as if they are monitored
    just the same as the fee’s office is a joke
    they are pissing themselves and lining their pockets at our expence

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  12. 18
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    Has anyone got the number of these LibDem printers?

    I’ve got artwork for some nine bob notes with Huhne replacing HM that I need running up in a hurry with a suspect invoice from a bogus company following in the post.

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  13. 19
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    On the telly recently some people seem to be pronouncing Huhne as Hoon; oh the good old days.

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  14. 23
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    He’s wriggling off the hook Guido.

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  15. 25
    Anonymous says:

    where are your comments on cameron’s NO. 11 refurb? or does lying about a speeding offense trump that?

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    • 26
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Wouldnt yu refurb after Gordon had lived there?

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    • 34
      CaMORON is the real crook says:

      Totally agree.

      Ripping off the tax payer is clearly worse than speeding.
      And Guido clearly agrees, look how schizo this place went about David Chaytor

      This blog has become nothing more than a place for nut case right wingers to spew their nonsense.

      As proved by the morons above.

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  16. 27
    Engineer says:

    By the way, did anybody find out when “these allegations have been made before and shown to be untrue”?

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    • 37
      Bob R says:

      They haven’t; the quote referred to different allegations that a Lib Dem helper had taken them. That complaint was resolved by the PCC.

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  17. 29
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Billy Cooper is a legend!

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  18. 31
    Bob R says:

    “The flight list, her licence, her diary and whatever she signed for the Sundays could be enough to damn them both, whether she admits it or not.”

    Not neccessarily so. As I have said in a previous thread, just because she ‘took the points’ for what later turned out not tobe her, does not per se prove any of the more serious alleagtions. All that would prove is 2 X S172 offences, but they, being summaray, timed out five years ago.

    To prove the more serious allegations, they *need* someone to spill the beans, or evidence from someone to whom the beans had been spilt.

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    • 40
      Bob R says:

      Whatever she signed for the Sundays might be sufficient, but if the intetntion was to wound rather than kill, it would presumably be suitably weasel worded.

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  19. 32
    Carina Trimingham says:

    Here are my stats, I’m currently looking for a new bitchboy to play with.
    Age: 47
    Race: White / Caucasian
    Height: 6′ 1″
    Build: Athletic
    Assets: 8″ uncut
    Hair colour: Brown
    Eye colour: Brown

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    • 42
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

      Get down to Carpet Right
      plenty of “Rugs to munch” there !

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  20. 33
    Ballcock & Chain,Solicitors says:

    We represent Chris Huhne and consider this headline without any grain of truth

    “Chris Huhne: I slept with Tony Blair”

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  21. 36
    I will take the Battle to Twitter says:

    Does the hoon like spam? :)

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  22. 38
    Bertie says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13579513

    Contrary to a report on the front page of today’s Daily Telegraph, Chris Huhne’s estranged wife Vicky Pryce is co-operating with Essex police, according to a reliable source.

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  23. 39
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Chris I told you the Electotral commission would do sod all about it. They are just another Quango, set up to make the public think that we are accountable. The clincher no doubt was, as it was for me, telling them that you are a Member of the Brotherhood. They did absolutely bugger all about me, although they had masses of evidence. Boaz.

    http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/audit_trail_of_political_donatio#outgoing-101315

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    • 61
      Margaret Thatcher says:

      I tried to stop all this Institutional state corruption. Now after 13 yeras of corrupt Labour Government, it is worse than ever. David Cameron must do something about it and now.

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  24. 43
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Its a good day to bury Ed Balls.

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  25. 46
    Gordon Brown says:

    this evening, me and the boy Balls will be playing Top Trumps

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    • 50
      Steve Miliband says:

      Which is the better card, ‘sold gold at the bottom’ or ‘light touch regulation’?

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  26. 47
    Sir Alec Fergusson says:

    I like Doubles

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  27. 48
    tory bear's worst nightmare says:

    sorry is truth banned on this site now?

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  28. 51
    Ed Milimong says:

    Comradeth! Juthtine hath made me feel like the luckietht man in the world! I am tho happy to have married her. Tonight I will take her up the harrith. Chris Bryant athked if he could watch me but I thaid no. And Mark Oaten athked if he could bring uth a chocolate cake he made himthelf. I thaid no. Gordon Brown athked if he could jutht be our friend. We thaid fuck off.

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  29. 53
    In the end says:

    Chris Huhne. His political career will have been short and pointless.

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    • 58
      Chris Huhne says:

      If I have helped fcuk up Britain in even the smallest way, then my political career would not have been in vain.

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  30. 56
    Billy Bowden likes to suck my cock says:

    One day soon, I will be THE FIRST POSTER ! Don’t mess with me , or Billy get’s a facial ! ok ?

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  31. 57
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Guido, The most terrifying news for me is that immigration has gone up. What the hell is the point of letting more and more enter the country. We don’t have enough jobs, enough school places,enough houses,enough police,enough NHS facilities,enough money for benefits etc.,.
    Cameron promised immigration to fall but another liar gets away with ignoring the geniune fears of working people. Is there a country in the whole world where muslims and chrisitans leave in harmony? I can’t think of one.
    I don’t remember any one asking me if I had any objection to millions of immigrants coming here. They have no loyalty to the country. How can there integration when some women wear full veils and refuse to speak English and some others plot to kill and maim us.
    What can I personally do to tell those in power to stop this immigratiion madness? It bodes ill for the future of this country.

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    • 62
      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      Vote Liberal Democrat. Our policy is for unrestricted immigration. You know it makes sense.

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  32. 60
    Chris Huhne says:

    Guido. I will resign when you announce the winner of the caption competition. The winner must be the multi- talented and extremely funny Billy Bowden. I await your decision.

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