June 29th, 2011

+ + + Sunday Times Hand Over Huhne Tape + + +

Roy Greenslade reveals in his Standard column today that the Sunday Times’ lawyers have declared that there are no legal grounds for appealing the court order demanding that they hand over of their Pryce/Huhne tape and documentation to Essex Police. The hour is getting late Chris. Time to reach for your simple sword of truth and that trusty shield of British fair play.


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


    two weeks max now .


    • 2
      Ah! Monika says:

      More like 2 Years


      • 8
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        3-4 months tops
        33% off if you plead guilty.
        50% off because the prisons are full
        50% off as an MP discount.

        7 days.


        • 13
          misterned says:

          Suspended for a week with time served taken into consideration, you are free to go.


        • 20
          Judge Dredd says:

          Nah. Perverting the course of justice is taken seriously because it’s a crime against the legal system, and not humdrum crimes against plebs and their property. Lying himself, and getting someone else to join him in the lie, might earn him a full Archer with a bit of luck.


          • Jabba the Cat says:

            Wasn’t that what Archer was done for and got a decent amount of porridge for?


          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            We went through the guidelines and the cases some time ago.
            Giving the points to someone who wasn’t even part of the scam were in range of 3-4 months.


          • pierrepoint says:

            Conspiracy !!!
            He involved another and planned his crime
            30/48 months
            TAKE HIM DOWN


          • Socialism Ate My Future says:

            As long as it gets rid of the EU / Green Fascist loving numbty I’m not complaining.


    • 10
      Park Mack says:

      When will you beasty right wing nutters stop picking on poor Chris? he is doing great work for this natoin and is building a greener, cleener world for everyone. Yet you ghastly people exist is an abombination and you should all be gassed.


      • 36
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        You were a victim of Educationx3 then. Poor thing.


        • 59
          Cunt Face says:

          Need to brighten up that video a bit, and get some make up on that fat c*nt asking the questions


        • 80
          smoggie says:

          building a greener, cleener world for everyone

          ..by zooming down the M11 at 110 mph ??


          • Right On Lefty says:

            Do as we say, little person, not as we do…


          • misterned says:

            On the way back from flying in from the EU on a…….. EARTH KILLING JET!!!!!


          • Gooey Blob says:

            Do you think Vettel would be so kind as to transfer some points to Button or Hamilton? It might make for a more interesting drivers’ championship.


      • 64
        Anonymous says:

        At laaast, the time is near, & so i say ~~ gotcha !!


      • 152
        Steve says:

        Park Mack – responders here seem not to spot the tongue you surely have in your cheek?

        On the wider topic, not long ago a sick 75yo was jailed for taking his son’s points.

        And I think the courts would regard Vickoi’s recenbt behaviour as INCREASING her guilt!


    • 23
      Johan Hari(Ctrl C -> Ctrl V)) says:

      Roy Greenslade reveals in his Standard column today that the Sunday Times’ lawyers have declared that there are no legal grounds for appealing the court order demanding that they hand over of their Pryce/Huhne tape and documentation to Essex Police. The hour is getting late Chris. Time to reach for your simple sword of truth and that trusty shield of British fair play.


    • 33
      Osborne fucking the economy says:

      More than half of NHS trusts are risking people’s sight by restricting access to cataract surgery in a bid to save money, according to a new report.
      Many are imposing ‘arbitrary’ restrictions on who can have a cataract operation, with people treated in some parts of the country but not others.
      Some primary care trusts (PCTs) say patients must reach a certain threshold of vision loss before they are treated, while others allow a patient to be treated in one eye but not the other.
      Eye specialists say some patients have been refused an operation by a health trust even though their job relies on them being able to drive or operate machinery.

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2009438/Scandal-elderly-patients-unable-read-drive-half-NHS-trusts-restrict-cataract-operations.html#ixzz1QfjRBVCj


      • 99
        misterned says:

        Then be bloody grateful that labour did not win the 2010 election, for they didn’t promise to ring-fence NHS spending and would be forced, by the increased interest charged on the ever increasing debt, to slash NHS spending deeper than the coalition has.


    • 122
      Ah! Monika says:

      Just as well this isn’t India. Would take about 13 years before it came to court, longer with bigger bribes


  2. 3
    Si says:

    Not long now eh Guido


  3. 4
    Chris Huhne says:

    Just reduce your carbon footprints and leave me alone.


  4. 5
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    May i just remind readers that this is not about 3 points, This is about a minster of the crown perverting the course of justice. Lawmakers cannot be law breakers, If Chris had come clean when this first broke then many might have given him the benifit of the doubt and seen it as “Ok i have been caught, its a fair cop guv”, A bit like David Laws , He reisigned 1-2 days after his story broke (tho still waiting to see him in court charged with fraud/theft).

    Chris Hunts hiding and spinning give people more distain (If possible) towards the politcal class, Just go back 2 threads and see that they are exempt from the laws they impose on us.

    Keep it up Guido and co.


    • 17
      Helpful says:

      He also gave assurances to the PM and the DPM that there was no substance to the allegations; some might call that lying, I couldn’t possibly comment.


      • 44
        God is an Englishman. says:

        It is, to quote a famous politician, a “terminological inexactitude”.


        • 51
          misterned says:

          Hillary Clinton calls it “misspeaking”.


          • shambling says:

            “Politicians are obliged from time to time to conceal the full truth, to bend it and even distort it, where the interests of the bigger strategic goal demand it be done. And don’t get too offended by it; we all make these decisions every day in our business and personal lives.”

            Tony Blair in his book A Journey – 2010


      • 91
        Ah! Monika says:

        But did they believe him?
        If they did, then they are unbelievably thick


    • 49
      misterned says:

      Well said Billy.


  5. 6
    Mark Pack says:

    Chris is a man of the highest integrity!


  6. 7
    • 14

      Wasn’t there some fraud at UKIP?


    • 104
      Sandra in Accounts says:

      Cameron funnelling £9 billion pounds of British taxpayers money to Greece via the Euro slush fund called the IMF should be the priority for Her Majestys Opposition.

      Unfortunately both David Cameron & Ed Miliband agree on the final destination for the UK – its only the route that is a matter of dispute between them.

      We need a real Prime Minister – & a real Leader of the Opposition.

      The Conservatives are finished with Cameron – UKIP is the only place for our Tory votes now.


  7. 16
    He's Spartacus says:

    Great video. More please.




  8. 19
    Moussa Koussa says:

    sorry for being late… The last fag thread

    Nice try at spin Guido….. errr think you will find that Dave’s motley crew voted in favour of the ban.

    And the most funny part…and its true…. Smoking ban was a FREE vote. Guess who NEVER voted…..Yes…DAVE

    Furthermore…. Real reason pubs are closing

    High rents, high price of Sky sports, high price of beer .

    Fags are dying out, nearly £7 a packet.


    • 106
      Sandra in Accounts says:


      But do not let the facts of the anti liberatarian smoking ban get in the way of your defence of big state fascism.


  9. 25
    Tom Baldwin says:

    Quote of the day

    “Whatever E Miliband said today about strike,let me make it clear, I support the striking teachers,lecturers & civil servants 100 per cent.”

    Guido Fawkes


  10. 26
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m a custard.


  11. 27
    Anonymous says:

    “British fair play”

    Yeah, you’re big on that. Ha ha ha


  12. 30
    Carina Bigtrimham says:

    No strap-on for Chris tonight.


  13. 32

    They’re changing places at Westminster Palace –
    Christopher Robbing sent down with malice.
    Vicky is marrying one of the guard.
    “An MP’s life is terribly hard,”
    Says Carina’s phallus.

    They’re changing jobs at Westminster Palace –
    Christopher Robbing sent down with malice.
    “Do you think the Clegg will try and help me?”
    “Maybe, dear, but it’s time to flee,”
    Says Carina’s phallus

    From ‘Now we are six, {points over}.’
    By AA motoring.


    • 76
      Ah! Monika says:

      Cameron’s favourite?
      Halfway up the stairs.


    • 110
      Sandra in Accounts says:

      Bill Qunago MP?

      Are you one of those fast tracked immigrant newcomers to the UK who rusty Dave so desparately wants in Parliament?


  14. 34
    Mark Pack says:

    And the hounding goes on.

    You right wing nutters are so on the wrong track, your constant spin and smears against one of the most effictive ministers ever known to politics is very dissapointing.

    I bet everyone of you here has broken the law in the past, should we hound you everyday with non-truths till you end up admitting to something that you have not done just to stop some wiredos shouting crap and give some percived justice?

    Your double standards are so clear to see, you want innocent until found guilty for your lot, but guilty until found innocent for everyone else.

    Still, i will enjoy it when your hero Guido has to publish a apology and go home with his tail between his legs.

    What a bunch of washed up bankers you are.


    • 37
      Sybil Fawlty says:

      Is that Hari?


    • 39
      Are all LimpDims thick? says:

      “effictive”. “dissapointing”. “wiredos”. “percived”. “a apology”. “i will enjoy”.

      Come on, Mark. You’re an “editor”. Try editing.


    • 42

      I bet everyone of you here has broken the law in the past, should we hound you everyday with non-truths till you end up admitting to something that you have not done

      But Mark..If we HAD broken the law then we would be being hounded to admit something that we HAD done. Which is what’s happening here.


    • 43
      AC1 says:

      Judging by the number of spelin and gramer mistaches it might be Billy.


    • 52
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      At least use spellcheck before you post your delusionary cant.


    • 61
      Anony Mong says:

      Surely you missed the sarchastic /sarchastic part of the message?


    • 62
      smoggie says:

      If you’ve broken the law you take your punishment like a man. Penalty points I accepted with the minimum of curses. I most certainly did not try to pass them off on to someone else. My then missus had enough of her own points anyway.

      If he did not try to evade his rightful punishment then he would keep his job and his liberty.

      It’s not that he broke the law, it is that he thinks he is above it.


    • 63
      misterned says:

      I broke the law by speeding. When I was nicked, I admitted it, held my hands up and took the punishment.

      I did not coerce someone else to take the points, thus engaging in conspiracy to pervert the cause of justice, and neither did I continuously lie about such afterwards.

      IF Chris has done the above, then this should be tried in court and if he is found guilty on the evidence presented, then he should be imprisoned for more than one year, kicked out of Parliament and the Liberal Democrats.


      • 84
        Ah! Monika says:

        Many of us are tempted to ask our spouses / partners to take points. However if you read the warnings about so doing you have to be stupid or inherently criminal to do so. Pakamack would have us believe that Huhne is not stupid, ipso he must be inherently criminal.


    • 66

      Hear ye the words of a consistent loser.


    • 68
      Backwoodsman says:

      Less of the right wing, Mark. We prefer to see ourselves as equal opportunity nutters.
      Talking of constant spin, refering to him as ‘ one of the most effictive ministers ever known to politics ‘, really is hyperbole above and beyond the call of duty !


    • 93
      pierrepoint says:

      Admit it

      You fancy him don’t you?


  15. 35
    Sir William Waad says:

    It’s surprising that there have been Huhnites trolling here. We can tell that they were trolls because they haven’t been saying “He didn’t do it” or “Even if he did it, he shouldn’t be sacked” but have just baldly asserted that he wouldn’t resign.

    It suggests that Fawkesy has rattled him.


    • 41
      Eamonn U Ensis says:

      If it’s found that he lied to the police and was involved in breaking the law he really hasn’t got the option has he ?? He will also probably have to at least get the backing of his constituency commitee or whatever the LibDems have to remain as MP as well in those circumstances. A bit pricey(no pun intended) for sparing himself 3 points and fixed penalty of £60…it’s always the cover up not the offence that does for ‘em in the end……


    • 54

      Poor Chris had plenty of options.

      The Tony Defence – shred all the evidence so that its impossible to prove a crime.

      The Prescott defence – He’s such an arse that he can’t really be expected to be responsible for his own actions.

      The Smith defence – It was all within the rules.. and we write the rules so we know its OK.

      The Blears defence – A simple accounting error but huge contrition for fiddling something she couldn’t possibly have been expected to know about before, and wave an apology cheque about {Has this been cashed BTW?}

      The Lord Taylor defence. – {which seems to be the Liberal Activists defence of choice} – Everyone does it. It can’t be illegal if everyone does it, right?

      The Mandelson defence. – I’m resigning on a matter of principle. But I’m booking a return ticket and I’ll be back next Monday and when I’ll have a new Governemnt job.


    • 67
      smoggie says:

      The Devine Defence – find some mousey woman to blame it on.


  16. 40
    Senior says:

    The Sunday Times should have handed the tape to Essex Police by now. By keeping the tape, the Sunday Times is delaying the prosecution of Chris Huhne. The sooner he is prosecuted – the better.


  17. 52
    Ban the Bigcow says:

    Off-topic but I think today’s performance by the Squeaker was his most disgraceful yet. He has gone way beyond the limits of his role. He has absolutely no right to interrupt the prime minister in the middle of his answer and to make a dig at a long answer by Cameron by saying “Prime minister’s questions is primarily for backbenchers”. There should be immediate moves to remove this first class cock.


    • 65
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      It’s also 2 weeks running that the Speaker has, doubtless inadvertantly, overridden the PM’s punchline.


    • 79
      Gonk says:

      Breathtaking how lacking in subtlety he was.
      Almost makes his position untenable.


      • 85
        smoggie says:

        They need to bring in random drink and drugs testing into the Commons workplace.


        • 90
          I'll have a P please, Bob says:

          Calm down dears! There is a long and winding road from getting this tape to convicting anyone on the strength of it. So let’s play nice and let the DPP conclude there is no case to answer. Which he will.

          Hat tip to me btw for the simple sword of truth gag a couple of days back.


    • 87
      Archer Karcher says:

      What amuses me intensely about Bercow, is his utterly partisan pro-Labour approach and the thought that Cameron, not only supported the offensive little turd, he warned off Tories in Bercow’s constituency, from supporting a real Conservative candidate to unseat the poisonous midget.

      Well done Dave! That worked a treat.


      • 115
        Eamonn U Ensis says:

        Don’t forget that “Dave” also effectively cost himself 10 seats to LibDems by allowing Clegg into the Prime Ministerial debates and allowing Clegg to walk all over him in the first debate resulting a stratospheric personal rating for LibDems ahead of the election(Clegg was never ever gonna by PM in a million years)against advice…the result is the present mess


  18. 94
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Cant he just blame someone who is now dead?


  19. 100
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I thought “dEaD” Milliband Shown Call me Dave Up Today !
    When he pointed out that Dave’s “Bonfire on Quango’s” with in the NHS
    would rise from 168 to a staggering 550 under Dave’s reforms
    Dave struggled to answer any questions regarding if his cronies would just be moved from one quango to another !
    More and more Dave is convincing me that he is not up to the job


    • 128
      Madder than Mad Jack McMad, the winner of this year's Mr Madman competition says:

      Yes, five more years of Gordon Brown would have been infinitely preferable.


    • 142
      South of the M4 says:

      Might be 550 smaller, more local and better focused organisations that will be cheaper to run and give a better service. Is it not all about moving away from inefficient, expensive centralised control? That said, Dave is trying my patience.


      • 156
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

        We Don’t Fucking Need Any of Them
        This is just FREE tax payers money for the idle rich !


  20. 101
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Nice one! As pointed out earlier, you have to be thick or of a criminal persuasion to even consider asking someone else to take the points. There is of course a third possibility which implies that your ego is so offensively large that you don’t consider yourself to be subject to the laws of the land. I think a combination of all three may be in play. If there is a prosecution and if he is found guilty, some faith in our judicial system will be restored


    • 140
      Gonk says:

      I think it’s the third possibility in play.
      Incredible isn’t it, what vanity and power can do.


  21. 102
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Is Call me Dave Still throwing his “Full support behind The Munter shagging Huhne ?


  22. 103
    Chris Huhne says:

    I have a cunning plan.


  23. 105
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I am Optimus Prime.


  24. 107
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m going to Nokia Christine Lagarde for stealing my job as head of the EMF.


  25. 109
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “The problem with Lib Dems is they always run out of other peoples points”


    • 145
      Anonymous says:

      Billy, sorry to inform you that if this was the caption compo, you would have won it, but it isn’t.(probably lifted from OH’s blog anyway, the thieving git)


  26. 112
    Why do lefties always resort to violence? says:

    According to the Standard, there are plans for rioting tomorrow during the strikes. Kettle time.


    • 119
      A lefty mong says:

      I’m so concerned about workers’ rights and the struggling high street shops, I’m going to London to kick the crap out of everything I see.

      Shop workers and shop windows, mainly.


    • 137
      I Predict a Riot (x2) says:

      They’ll be bleating on that “Direct Action is the only way to get their message accross”.

      A bit like a wife-beating husband who justifies his actions by saying “Look what you made me do”


      • 150
        Lord Sir Geoffrey Fall-AboutALot says:

        I think it’s about time that all workers were not paid at all, ever again. They can barter their clothes and household items just as in the 19th century. Let them eat what they can find from rich mans’ tables. The rich and famous will regain their rightful place as the elite of an elite nation. Women and children will know their place and all will be well with the world. After all, it’s mine, my land, my homes, my money and my country


    • 148
      Anonymous says:

      The little luvvies all imagine themselves as Che Guevara, bless ‘em


  27. 113
    John Prescott says:

    Who’d like to see my simple sword?


  28. 117
    Wayne in Harlesden says:

    LIstEn, blUD. i iS SuppORTIn da tEACHErz haVING a StRIKe. mE aND My mATEs gonnA haVe a maSH Up dAY teeFINg thINGs and sMASHin sHIt uP. I hOPE thEY sTRIKe alL dA TiME, yA GeT mE? BrRRRap.


  29. 120
    Leggy lovelies says:

    I lot the sunny weather. Short skirts everywhere.


    • 124
      Leggy lovelies says:

      I meant “love”, not lot. All the short skirted lovelies have fried my brain. :-D


  30. 123
    Gordon Brown says:

    I want to be head of the Guy Newsroom.


  31. 125
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Neo-Guido’s latest Commentator article (linked in Seen Elsewhere) has the most succinct critique I’ve read of Milli-minor:

    “He is doing his constitutional position a disservice by not raising legitimate questions that he wants to know more about, and instead desperately trying to score points for a temporary reprieve to the questions surrounding his leadership.”

    Hear, hear, Harry.


  32. 127
    Quisling Chris says:

    I will continue sabotaging Britain’s energy supply, wrecking the countryside, and bringing maximum hardship to ordinary Britons, right up until the moment I’m forced to resign.


    • 135
      Joss Ayinglike says:

      I suspect they’ll have to drag you out kicking and screaming. Mark Cack will come and visit you inside.


  33. 138
    brian gilhooley says:

    Huhne will get away with it. They always do, don’t they? One rule for them, another for us.


  34. 141
    Nick Clegg, listening to classical music and crying quietly says:

    Come the next election, I plan to join the Tories. I know I’ll lose my seat as a Limp Dump.


  35. 149
    Aldo says:

    As if any politician doesn’t know who guido fawkes is!


  36. 151
    Aldo says:

    Huhne – the embodiment of self righteous smarmy gitness. Hope he gets what’s coming to him. Why hasn’t Cameron sacked him already?


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