July 11th, 2011

Huhne Hiding Behind His Son
Only 5% Polled Believe His Story

Another uncomfortable weekend for Chris Huhne. On the same morning he popped up to question David Cameron’s judgement in employing Andy Coulson, his own personal failings were laid bare across two newspapers. Two wrongs don’t make a right, but it’s pretty rich from someone using emotional blackmail against his teenage son. Huhne threatened him that his mother will go to jail, in a bid to try and get the A-level student to silence her. The police have the messages as a key piece of evidence…

In the election Huhne used pictures of his infant family in his campaign literature, just weeks later he would be exposed for cheating on them. “Where would he be without his family?” one leaflet asked. Well on the moral high-ground for starters.

A YouGov poll has shown that 60% of the public doubt Huhne’s story, with only 5% believing he is innocent of the original speeding offence. 40% say he should walk right now. The lengths to which Huhne is ready to go, to save his career, including using his children as a human-shield against his wife, shows just what sort of man we are dealing with here.

As the weeks go on and the evidence piles up, you will see the true make of the man when he is cornered… 


128 Comments

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

    His alleged crimes or his climate change policy?

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    • 3
      Meet the Lez Girlfriend says:

      Come the next election will Carina Trimingham be on his leaflets?

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      • 6
        Vile Miliband Union Puppet says:

        Did the Daily Mirror hack Cameron’s phone? Keep paying the tax suckers!

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        • 14
          Anonymous says:

          CB: That was on Tuesday, September 11. It was the afternoon, less than three hours after [the attacks]. I went into her office and Andy [Coulson, the deputy editor] was on the sofa and Rebekah was on the phone. Andy asked me where was my Harry Potter suit and I made some excuse, saying: it’s not here, it’s in the photo studio. [Actually], it was in the office, but it was hardly appropriate for a journalist to be prancing about as Harry Potter. Andy told me I should always have my Harry Potter gear around, in case of a Harry Potter emergency, and told me that the morning after, I was to dress up for conference as Harry Potter. So, at that time, [when] we were working on the assumption that up to 50,000 people had been killed, I was required to parade myself around morning conference, dressed as Harry Potter.

          http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1406429/Pottergate-we-publish-the-secret-tapes.html

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        • 49
          Mr Angry 69 says:

          Apparently Clegg has called on NI / Murdoch to withdraw their bid for BSKYB. He seems to be struck dumb and then comes out with sense like that. Well said sir.

          The NOTW paid a royal protection bobby for contact info addresses on the Royals and their employees.

          NI have demonstrated an arrogance regarding this country where they feel nothing or no one is beyond their interference. Give an organisation like that too much power and they develope a god complex.

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          • MrAngry61 says:

            Apparently the rank & file Lib Dim MPs intend to vote with Labour to delay any take-over of BSkyB until 2013 at the earliest.

            That’ll go down well with Cameron..

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          • The Pedantry Police says:

            It’s not News International who are bidding for BSB. It’s News Corp.

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          • Lembit, I didn't do it, honest guv, Opik says:

            About time someone at the top of the coalition said that. It should’ve been Dave though.

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          • Anonymous says:

            MrAngry61 says: July 11, 2011 at 11:28 am

            If Cameron throws bones at Clegg, in the national interest he might vote with Cameron.

            Clegg has a driver, big car, 100 + room house, big salary, etc. I don’t know what else he need. What about a plane and a pilot? Plane and a yacht are the only things missing in his super rich life style at taxpayers expense.

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      • 9
        quis custodiet says:

        I don’t think you can run for office from the scrubs….

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        • 116
          Osama the Nazarene says:

          He ain’t gonna get to the Scrubs. Just like Yates of the Yard Government people on high will lean on the Essex police. Nothing will stick to Teflon Chris.

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      • 32
        Polly's Villa in Tuscany says:

        Huhne is pure scum, however what else do you expect from a Lib-Dem?

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        • 43
          Iloathlefties says:

          ………..Keep up the pressure on this Huhne and we may get someone with half a brain who realises we can’t have an energy p[olicy based on ………windmills, especially as the climategate crap comes to an end!!!!!

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          • Anonymous says:

            With the BBC, it’s still not even the beginning of the end. Still reporting as unrefutable scientific fact, the dopey bastards.

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    • 52
      Four-eyed English Genius says:

      His climate change policy is criminal as well!

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    • 108
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      HUHNE’S CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY IS A CRIME.

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    • 115
      Mine d'Boggles says:

      I have never heard the surname Huhne before. Is he a foreigner?

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      • 120
        Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

        It’s German for ‘chicken’ – quite apt, under the circumstances. It’s also related to the English word ‘hoon’, which is commonly used as a synonym for the olde English word ‘cunt’ – especially hereabouts, where Guido’s system automatically replaces ‘cunt’ with hoon or huhne, depending on which hoon or huhne is the bigger cunt du jour :-)

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        • 122
          Mine d'Boggles says:

          Das Huhn; die Hühner

          Nice try, but not quite. Is it Dutch? Double or otherwise?

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    • 117
      Anonymous says:

      Not long now?

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  2. 2
    Brave Sir Robin says:

    Just when I was feeling shitty for backing Dick Clegg in the leadership elections in 07, I’m reminded of the alternative. Huhne, you Hunt, get out.

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  3. 4
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Once a Hunt, always a Hunt.

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    • 17
      Ittle Eddie and his Teddy says:

      if you’re going to plagarise at least quote the original….once a huhne always a c’unt

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  4. 5
    Bruce says:

    The bigger the hat, the smaller the property

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  5. 7
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Lets face it, If he had just “Manned up”, People would have said ok, st least he is now taking responsabilty, but he didnt , he ran,lied,spun to save his own arse.

    Couple this with the news that fuel bills are going up due his econemy wrecking climate change policy the public are not in a very forgiving mood.

    They now find out he has bullied his former wife, his children and proberly staff to cover up the crime.

    He is unfit to be a minster (But when has that mattered if you look at last 15 years), He has perverted the course of justice and for what? 3 points maybe a short ban and higher insurence premiums.

    Bet Clegg is laughing his fucking asre off.

    Clameity Clegg??????? Last laugh is on Hunt me thinks.

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  6. 8
    Another innumerate politician says:

    I was completely unconvinced by Huhne’s car points comments on the box – and then he started on his ‘Big British Energy Price rip-off’ justification with a smug look on his face that just made me seethe.

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  7. 10
    Gordon Brown says:

    He’s disgusting. I never used my children as a shield.

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    • 44
      The Other Man says:

      Because they’re not your children perhaps.

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      • 121
        A Turkey Baster says:

        Indeed they aren’t – I should know, I was there for both the trip to the sperm bank and the insemination in each case.

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  8. 11
    Sophie says:

    Toothless Cameron – Huhne, Cable – he is so weak that he cannot & dare not sack anyone with a yellow tinge.

    What is the point of a “nearly PM” like rusty Heathite Cameron?

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  9. 12
    nell says:

    Disappointing libdems.

    Their unexpected spell in government has really highlighted their very considerable flaws.

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    • 20
      MrAngry61 says:

      They always masqueraded as the third force in British politics – wouldn’t be surprised if they’re deserted by voters after the coalition ends and subsequently implode.

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      • 29
        Tessa Tickles says:

        Agreed. A friend’s son – just turned 18 – has joined the LibDems and is very active with them, working as an unpaid intern for one of the famous ones. He wants to become a LibDem MP and, one day, a LibDem Prime Minister.

        I haven’t the heart to break the bad news to him.

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  10. 13
    Down With Brown! says:

    Monday morning and no cartoon!!!!

    Have you sacked the terrible cartoonists?

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  11. 15
    MrAngry61 says:

    British politicians who are prepared to resign for professional incompetence or personal compromise are thin on the ground – other than Lord Carrington (Falklands) & Estelle Morris (Ejukation) I can’t think of any.

    And Morris’ cabinet colleagues tried to talk her out of resigning on the basis that incompetence was no reason to step down.

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    • 26
      Ed Balls says:

      Schools must not produce winners.

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      • 40
        Hugh Janus says:

        And Church schools are the enemy personified, and must be run into the ground by stealth.

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    • 61
      T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

      I think we ennobled Estelle when she confessed about her incompetence, didn’t we ??

      Then, to make her feel intellectually superior, we gave into Prescott and make him a Lord as well.

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  12. 16
    Smig says:

    He’s a nasty piece of work. Devious, lying and Lib Dem.

    A length of piano wire is on order…

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  13. 18
    Mark Kack says:

    Leave my Huhne alone you disgusting phone hackers! With the lowest wind count recorded in the UK for sometime, we need more windmills to catch whatever wind there is.

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  14. 22
    Andrew Efiong says:

    A slippery character for sure.

    In the meantime the nation is crying out for an effective minister.

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  15. 23
    Johann Hari says:

    As I recall, it was an unusually sultry day when we finally met. Some memories will fade like the slow flicker of a candle in the night but this one was as sharp and clear as the dew on a leaf in the crisp daylight. I’d had an amazing time at Woodstock but unlike my fellow fans who knew instinctively we were witnessing a historic event in an historic but fraught decade, I’d been granted the rare opportunity to speak to Bob Dylan after his performance.

    It was a fleeting meeting and I think he was as nervous as I was. He usually didn’t grant interviews but he’d accepted my request. I told him how much I enjoyed his set. “Thanks, man” he replied with a smile. “I enjoy your writing too. Keep it up”. Before I could thank him, he was ushered away with his bandmates to the den where the other musicians hung out.

    I could scarcely believe he knew my writing. I walked back to my spot on the ground to watch the next act. I beamed a smile. This guy next to me resting in his girlfriend’s lap asked me why I was smiling so much. I looked at them for a moment, his girlfriend twirling the flowers she had in her hair. I simply said “Bob knows me”. And I left it at that. I didn’t want to brag. But they knew what I meant. They looked at me in awe and I looked forward at the stage still smiling. This was my Woodstock. Now and forever more.

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    • 128
      Johann Hari says:

      I settled down in the austere Whitehall bunker under the Admiralty and refused the fascist glass of brandy proffered by this right wing traitor to the progressive cause of National Socialist Liberalism. Mr Churchill, what do you have to offer the people of Britain under the gathering storm… “I have nothing to offer but blood, sweat and tears…”

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  16. 24
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “Only 5% Polled Believe His Story”

    that many?

    Ok, lets find out who they are?

    1: Himself
    2:Mark Pack

    ?

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  17. 28
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Yawn Yawn Yawn

    Things just getting worse. Cockhead is on about the Big ( dead duck ) Society again today.

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    • 35
      Anonymous says:

      Serves you right for getting out of your wankpit 6 hours early Jonty, you fucking leftie plank.

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      • 81
        Moussa Koussa says:

        Stop posting ….. you should be out helping the Big Society…twat

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        • 112
          Margaret Thatcher says:

          There’s no such thing as society.

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          • Margaret Thatcher's full quote also says:

            …There is no such thing as society. There is living tapestry of men and women and people and the beauty of that tapestry and the quality of our lives will depend upon how much each of us is prepared to take responsibility for ourselves and each of us prepared to turn round and help by our own efforts those who are unfortunate.

            Please try an give the proper context next time you lefty hoon.

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    • 47
      Are you in love wiv Davey? says:

      You’re the only one who’s listening to him.

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    • 70
      Tom Badwind says:

      Cockhead or coke head ??

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      • 89
        Moussa Koussa says:

        Well Cambo is both afterall. Keep up your Baldwin Coke accusations. Cambo will be praying for you all to stop mentioning coke

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  18. 30
    The ploice will leave no stone unturned says:

    Why isn’t this lying bastard in jail yet?
    WTF are the police doing?
    A friend of mine tried to claim she wasn’t driving a speeding car that passed a GATSO camera and the old bill quickly produced the evidence that clearly showed her driving and eating an apple! They said, “Admit the speeding offence and we’ll overlook the driving without due care and attention!”
    MP done for speeding – no real problem, happens all the time to a lot of people.
    Pervert the course of justice – different kettle of fish altogether!
    Hang ‘im!!

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  19. 31
    The Mole says:

    Cameron’s reputation is on the line over Murdoch crisis

    http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/81478,news-comment,news-politics,the-mole-david-cameron-reputation-is-on-the-line-over-murdoch-phone-hacking-crisis

    The Mole is usually spot on. Dave is on the ropes, can Mili land the knock out punch? Seems to me Team Dave have got to get Baldwin’s head as this will stop Mili in his tracks.

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  20. 33
    Hugh Janus says:

    “Another uncomfortable weekend for Chris Huhne.”

    There is some good news then.

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  21. 34
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Perhaps Huhne could give a farewell interview to Johann Hari.

    (And we haven’t forgotten you, young man).

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  22. 36
    PK says:

    hmm.. just me, or does Huhne seem to be somehow keeping this off most (front or otherwise) news pages ?
    other than Order-order it seems to be yesterdays news.. come on Guido, get it back up the agenda..

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  23. 38
    loungelizard says:

    Bored with the sordid Huhne. what I want to know, is why is John Yates still in a job?

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    • 46
      The Establishment says:

      Because he did a good job?

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    • 50
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      something about a funny handshake?

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    • 55
      Hugh Janus says:

      When it comes to the matter of those ‘nice little earners’ the Met will close ranks. Yates simply didn’t want to rock the boat by opening such an enormous can of worms and exposing this corrupt practice, on the basis that he would be shunned by those who have been selling the information. A truly fine example of ‘nothing to see here, move along now…’

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    • 90
      Must get a pseudonym one day says:

      Everybody needs a good carpet-sweeper and there’s few as good as ‘Yates of the Yard’ for sweeping your grime under the carpet – remember Cash for Honours ? Another Yates success story – getting the lying Levy and Blair off the most obvious hook since Abu Hamza.

      The corrupt Met just gave him the hacking story so he could do his usual burying job. Yates is one of the most corrupt because he is so corruptible, possibly without even money changing hands – thick and corruptible.

      If they can close down the NoW, they should close down the Met Police and start again – it’s the only way to fumigate an infested institution properly.

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  24. 39
    Speed says:

    If only this guy could interrogate Huhne.

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  25. 58
    Moley. says:

    News of the World staff say what they think of their Chief Executive in the final crossword clues and answers;

    Calamity, disaster, tart, and much much more.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/phone-hacking/8628690/News-of-the-World-final-crossword-has-a-message-for-catastrophe-Rebekah-Brooks.html

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  26. 59
    see below says:

    Boring!

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  27. 63
    Chris Huhne says:

    Like a bat out of hell, I’ll be gone when the morning comes.

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  28. 66
    Anonymous says:

    Not front page, but it seems to be in all the papers. Not long now Hoon…..

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  29. 69
    Ed becomes a man says:

    Just watched Red’s presser. He’s on a roll and he knows it. He really has gained a lot of confidence over the last seven days. And the real difference is that the press now want to hear what he has got to say and not just go through the motions of listening to him.

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  30. 71
    Downtrodden Peasant says:

    This is superb and sums up that arrogant bully,David Cameron perfectly.

    “As the weeks go on and the evidence piles up, you will see the true make of the man when he is cornered…”

    The epitome of an Old Etonian shit

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  31. 73
    Roger "My Wife went Under The Bus of Her Own Accord" Clemens says:

    Way to out rogerclemens by Rupert Murdoch and Chris Huhne.

    No greater love has no man than to throw his son under a bus to save his career.

    No greater love has no man than to shut down a newspaper to save an executive.

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  32. 74
    Mark Pack says:

    And you was doing so well Guido, i thought you had finally got this smear out of your system?

    So after weeks of smearing by you and the right wing media a poll tells us that not many people think he is telling the truth.

    God help us if this is what you think justice should look like!

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    • 83
      Huhne and his destructive green follies says:

      I couldn’t give a toss about Huhne’s justice perversions mark and of course no one believes him, he is a politician afterall.

      What I really care about are his destructive energy policies. The new Nuclear stations should have been commissioned by now and he should never have scrapped the severn barrage.

      The Huhne even said on live Telly yesterday that the reason why French electricity is 10% cheaper than UK electricity is because of French Windpower. That was a lie Mark.

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    • 87
      Chris Hoon says:

      Justice will be done when I am back in the ‘real world’ making bad economic forecasts.

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    • 96
      Back to School, Mark! says:

      “and you was

      i thought you”

      Don’t end the first sentence with a question-mark, Mark.

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    • 111
      Airey Belvoir says:

      The most telling indication of Huhne’s guilt is his inability to answer ‘no’ when asked if he incurred these points. Instead he falls back on a mantra, probably as advised by his lawyer, to say that ‘these allegations are incorrect.’ Technically this avoids a lie, as he does not specify which ‘allegations’ they are. If he was innocent he would say clearly ‘No, i did not collect these points, it was not me in the car.’ He can’t do it. Guilty.

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  33. 85
    Mark Pack says:

    Maybe Jim Devine was right, how can any MP get a fair trial while we have a mass smear campaign from this right wing media.

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    • 97
      The BBC are cunts says:

      Agreed. Let’s do away with free speech. We’ll do all the reporting and commentating.

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    • 102
      Tessa Tickles says:

      How do you feel about your annual energy bill rising by £160 thanks to Huhne’s “green” plans, Mark?

      Are you happy that your high-speedin’ wreckless-drivin’ wife-cheatin’ eco-maniac friend is forcing you, your family and your colleagues to stump up £160 a year more, for no reason other than to satisfy his insane economy-wrecking ego?

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    • 103
      Crap says:

      Since when was Vicky Price the right wing press? Or did the right wing press invent what Vicky said ? And since when were the Mirror and the Guardian the right wing press, who have also published Miz Price’s Revelations?

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    • 118
      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      I could not agree more, would have more to say, but off to Russia as Vladimir has some teenagers he wants me to inspect.

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  34. 90
    Penfold says:

    The man just has no ethics or morals.

    Why is it that the lefties hang on in there, refusing to do the decent thing until they’re dragged out kicking an’ screaming. Do they honestly feel that they have the high moral ground to defend dubious practices and actions

    He must do hard jail time to serve as an example

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  35. 92
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    “Family matters to me so much. Where would we be without them.”

    Well, Chris, I’ll leave you to work that one out.

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  36. 93
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    Heads up, Guido. The Guardian have just run a piece commenting on the Kia Abdullah incident.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jul/10/open-door-kia-abdullah-twitter

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  37. 99
    Fiat Money says:

    EU calls emergency meeting as crisis stalks Italy

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/10/us-eurozone-idUSTRE7691HM20110710

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    • 104
      Tessa Tickles says:

      Van Rompuy’s spokesman Dirk De Backer said: “It’s a coordination, not a crisis meeting.”

      It’ll be a crisis-meeting, then.

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  38. 101
    speed camera says:

    I know what you did last summer chris

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  39. 106
    Moussa Koussa says:

    NoW/The Sun and News International. The organisation that:

    Supports our Troops – errrrr bug their families, even those of the dead.

    Supports our Royals – errrr bug and eavesdrop on their personal lives.

    Support our Police – errrr bride and blackmail them.

    Support our Kids Safety – errrr Deride and slag them off continually

    Keep flogging this dead duck along with that other nonsense about Hari. Is beginning to make you look stupid Guido

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  40. 107
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Interesting

    Wasn’t the Kiddy Fiddler “look a like” David Wooding at NoW in 2007

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