July 7th, 2011

Huhne Discusses Resignation

In a rare media appearance, Chris Huhne popped up on the Today program this morning. “I am saying there is no truth in those allegations” he claimed. An odd choice of words when he reportedly told the police “no comment”. We all know what you are saying Chris, we just don’t believe you. Apparently “incompetence is not necessarily a matter for resignation…” 

Forcing your wife to break the law, and instigating a cover up, is though.


58 Comments

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

    Not long now, a week i reckon.

    • 10
      Nick Clegg, part time politician because you're not worth it says:

      Incompetence and / or dishonesty are Lib Dem traits, bred into us, so are not at all a matter for resignation. Just accept it and stop whinging about it.

      • 37
        The name is Cock, Handycock says:

        So that is why you haven’t promoted me. I am competent, honest, moral and of the highest integrity.

        • 54
          Iloathlefties says:

          Keep up the Huhn hunt Guido!!!!!!!
          When he goes we can get a proper energy strategy and NOT windmills, the costs of which are hidden in our bills!!!!

    • 13
      Bill d'Sarse says:

      A week? The timing will probably coincide with a good time bury it. Could be any day now.

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

    “Apparently “incompetence is not necessarily a matter for resignation…”

    No, but introducing mesarus in the climate change bill that will put us at a dis advantge to our rivals and taxing the hell out of buisness and taxpayers all based on bullshit should be!

    • 8
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Mesarus? Haven’t they been dead for 65,000,000 years? I didn’t realise that The Climate Change Bill was introducing Jurassic Park in the UK. That’ll get the NIMBYs out of bed.

      • 36
        Anonymous says:

        Give Billy a break, he’s still getting over being the kid at school with round national health glasses with one lens taped over, blue stained lips due to the gunk they used to cure impetigo, and hand me down clothes smelling of piss.

    • 23
      Stinkfinger says:

      What is the point of consuming less when Hunts like Huhne let more ‘consumers’into the country by the million?
      That’s gonna sure reduce our fucking Carbon footprint.
      It’s all Bollocks and he know’s it.

    • 28
      50 Calibre says:

      Perhaps Dear Billy should be gently introduced to the concept of the spellchecker? Nah, the unintentional blunders are fun…

      • 40
        MrAngry61 says:

        He could just have a dodgy keyboard – my PS/2 one died yesterday, but before it expired totally everything typed came out increasingly wertopnmgh

    • 35
      Sir William Waad says:

      It’s interesting that the Samuel Johnson Prize has just been won by a book detailing the history of Mao’s Great Leap Forward, an immensely cruel and destructive event that cost 45 million lives. My father told me that Mao and the Great Leap Forward were lauded to high heaven by the left/liberal establishment of the day. They continued denying for years that it was Mao’s fault….exceptional drought….bad weather…..incompetent subsordinates……hostility from the West and the Soviet Union….but no. It was Mao and his Communism that caused all the suffering.

      The same people today support the Global Warming scam and for the same reasons.

      • 44
        MrAngry61 says:

        They’re apologists for sociopaths, indifferent to the human and financial costs inflicted on others. In my book that makes them pretty sociopathic as well.

    • 55
      Iloathlefties says:

      CO2 accounts for 0.036% of the Earths atmosphere. It is a trace gas that plants eat. Mankind accounts for a miniscule % of its production as most of it comes from volcanoes, our oceans and animals. Recent scientific studies have shown that the Sun has had reduced activity with its sunspots. This impacts the jet stream that impacts weather. It has always been so.
      Our politicians don’t read these reports/studies as they’d have to think up new reasons as to why they’ve created carbon trading and all those green taxes. What a wheeze on all taxpayers and our industries!!!

  3. 3
    • 9
      Tessa Tickles says:

      Fined for not displaying the State flag on the front of your property. Where’ve I heard this happening before?

      Oh yeah, Nazi Germany.

      • 20
        Anonymous says:

        They should fly it on sign pointing to the campus toilets

      • 41
        annette curton says:

        I’m not usually into flag burning but would happily buy a European one and a can of lighter fuel, would I get fined?.

        • 50
          Tessa Tickles says:

          Why not download an EU flag from the web, print it and burn it? You wouldn’t have to spend any money (other than on ink). You could video it, and set up a facebook thingy asking others to do the same and send you the videos. You edit all the videos together into one long film, which you submit to the Turner Prize and win £40K.

          Tracey Emin, eat your heart out.

    • 12
      Sandra says:

      So, rusty Dave hands over billions of British taxpayers money to the EU.

      The EU gives a fraction of it back to us for “regional development”, squandering the rest on big socilaist state vanity projects.

      AND WE GET FINED IF WE DONT PUT THE EU FLAG ON THESE PROJECTS THAT WE PAID FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??

      FFS – where are the Conservative Government?

      Oh yes, I forgot – we dont have one – & judging by the voting record we only have 30 Conservatiove MPs in Parliament.

      • 17
        Simon Kirby's P45 says:

        I’ve got a faux-Tory MP – Simon Kirby. The little newbie just loves voting for pro-EU issues.

        It will be delicious to vote against him in the next GE, and help whittle his paltry 1,322-point lead down to zilch. Still, I’m sure Dave won’t be worried – he can afford to lose an MP or two.

        • 27
          Sandra says:

          I am exactly the same – Andrew bridgen is my faux Tory MP.

          What a dispaointment he is – we expected him to do his constituents bidding & get our views on the EU, local Government corruption & Government spending aired – instead he has been mere lobby fodder.

          Meek & pliant – that is the majority of so called Tory MPs today.

          And they wonder why we are joining U K I P in droves?

    • 51
      MrAngry61 says:

      Other groups included Liverpool-based transport authority, Merseytravel, which was fined for ‘insufficient publicity’ and Doncaster Council, which was fined for not mentioning European funding in a radio advert

      “Just give me my fuckin’ referendum…”

  4. 4
    Llewellyn ap Griffith says:

    He’s an obnoxious and charmless female pudenda! This death by a thousand cuts is very pleasing. Chris if you read this just go and do yourself and the government a favour…

  5. 5
    Tessa Tickles says:

    I’ll get the apostrophes ready for when Mark comes along..

    ””””””””””

    There we are, help yourself Mark. Oh, and Mark, you’ll find a dictionary at dictionary.com

  6. 6
    I Squiggle says:

    “I am saying there is no truth in those allegations.”

    Is this Chris Huhne’s “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” moment?

    • 7
      hacked off says:

      no, it’s a denial, something new.

      So somebody’s got it wrong …

      Place your bets now, please …

      • 18
        I Squiggle says:

        It’s the Clintonesqe use of words to (in his mind) come up with a denial which he hopes we all will swallow (!) – the use of the word “those”.

  7. 11
    Wacko Huhno says:

    I’m a bit of a Speed Demon. But I’m not a very Smooth Criminal. I’m certainly a Bad minister. Definitely a Dangerous driver. Plenty of people want me to Beat It. I wish they’d just Leave Me Alone. This situation isn’t merely Black or White. But deep down even I know my career will be soon be History.

  8. 14
    Penfold says:

    Semantics, semantics, semantics.

    He’s been a greasy little eel, a first class shit and frankly bollocks to all his climate change puffery which borders on black arts and alchemy.

    The public will be well rid of this shyster and his policies.

    No doubt he’s hoping that the New Intl/NOW story will take interest away from him.

    • 29
      Infuriated of West Mids says:

      Bad luck, Chris! The 13 years of Labour government have taught me to be simultaneously angry about several things at once. I’m nowhere near my maximum capacity yet.

  9. 15
    weybridgeman says:

    Please just resign/get fired or whatever but just get it OVER with…..

  10. 16
    Anonymous says:

    ‘Forcing’?

    Do tell.

  11. 19
    Moley. says:

    Sorry to change the subject back to phone hacking, but Peter Oborne’s article in the Spectator has much more sense in it than his Telegraph piece, which panders to the Telegraph’s left leaning proprietors.

    Extract;

    “The truth is that very few newspapers can declare themselves entirely innocent of buying illegal information from private detectives. A 2006 report by the Information Commissioner gave a snapshot into the affairs of one such ‘detective’, caught in so-called ‘Operation Motorman’. The commissioner’s report found that 305 journalists had been identified ‘as customers driving the illegal trade in confidential personal information’. It named each newspaper group, the number of offences and the number of guilty journalists (see above). But, as the commission observed, coverage of this scandal ‘even in the broadsheets, at the time of publication, was limited’. The same reticence has been seen, until now, over the voicemail-hacking scandal.”

    The full article is worth reading.

    http://www.spectator.co.uk/essays/7075673/what-the-papers-wont-say.thtml

    • 39
      Backwoodsman says:

      Well, FFS don’t tell the bbc that other newspapers are involved, they’ll have to change the whole tenor of their blanket coverage ! Nah, only joking , they wont.

  12. 21
    Ed Miliband says:

    I think Chris Huhne should resign because these strikes are wrong at a time when negotiations are still going on. But also, the government has behaved in a reckless and provocative manner. Tomorrow, I urge both sides to put aside the rhetoric and get round the negotiating table.

    However, I also think these strikes are wrong at a time when negotiations are still going on. But also, the government has behaved in a reckless and provocative manner. Tomorrow, I urge both sides to put aside the rhetoric and get round the negotiating table.

    Furthermore, these strikes are wrong at a time when negotiations are still going on. But also, the government has behaved in a reckless and provocative manner. Tomorrow, I urge both sides to put aside the rhetoric and get round the negotiating table.

  13. 22
    annette curton says:

    Will he have to re-take his driving test or will he get the (ex) wife to do it for him.
    Got an amusing piece of junk mail through the door…Licence2Drive and I kid you not:
    Normal driving lesson £19.99 but
    Crash course available
    Patient friendly instructors [sic].

  14. 26
    Mark Pack says:

    Maybe he had his phone hacked?

    Anyway, I guess you have to pull this one out yet again as your master (Rupert) is in a bit of bother.

    • 46
      Basil the Great says:

      Spelling has improved Mark. Now you just need to work on that spinning.

    • 49
      Fudge Pack says:

      There was a Libdem called Huhne,
      He was born 9 months too soon,
      He hadn’t the luck to be born by a fuck,
      He was scrapped of the bed with a spoon.

  15. 30
    boulay says:

    would you rather

    a) admit to being an employee of the NOTW
    b) admit to being a lib-dem MP.

    ?

    tough one….

  16. 31
    50 Calibre says:

    I still love the smell of toast in the morning.

    Not long now…

  17. 32
    That's not how you endear yourself to the locals says:
  18. 34
    How's Alvin? says:

    Mark, you look like a chipmunk.

  19. 42
    annette curton says:

    FFS, more gormless moderation.

  20. 52
    Reap what you sow says:

    Wonder if Huhne will fiddle with his Wiki entry the same as Kia Abdullah has?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kia_Abdullah&action=history

  21. 53
    Anonymous says:

    It is spelled ‘programme’, not ‘program’. Which side of the Atlantic is Guido on?

  22. 56
    pete says:

    Guido, you’ve never hinted at any evidence before now that Huhne forced his wife to break the law.

    So what’s new?

  23. 57
    Postlethwaite says:

    Real soon now April 2011
    Real soon now May 2011
    Real soon now April 2011
    Real soon now June 2011
    Real soon now July 2011
    Real soon now

  24. 58
    BenchBacker says:

    Huhne has been hated for years. Was hated by his colleagues when he worked at the Grauniad, and then the Indie. Hated when he parlayed his inside info into being a city tipster. But no one hates him more than Vicky Pryce’s two daughters from her first marriage – the husband Huhne elbowed out of the way to get into Vicky’s undies. And one of those daughters (Alexandra) has a very personal reason to hate him even more. Though she wasn’t believed at the time. Huhne’s subsequent lowlife actions and callous treatment of Vicky and their three kids have made the family realise that Alex wasn’t lying about her new “daddy”…


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