September 8th, 2011

Huhne Ally Grasping at Straws

The Mail’s Ephraim Hardcastle diary had an interesting snippet about Huhne this morning. It appears his defence lines are already being acid-tested. A source said:

“It’s very rare for a minister, while in office, to be charged with a crime. It’s also a very unusual case in that the man accused – and the wife accusing him – might both be prosecuted.”

It’s rare for a man purported to be of noble standing to hide behind his family in such a way, so Guido is unsure of the point there…

However it was the final line that really caught his attention:

“Huhne’s lawyers could argue there was an abuse of process in the way the case was brought to court.”

Er, how exactly? The CPS are being meticulous before they pull the trigger – going backwards and forwards to Essex Police. If they charge him it will all be by the book…

UPDATE: He’s got some cheek too:


88 Comments

  1. 1
    Is Will Hutton a knob? says:

    Why does he not just resign?

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    • 7
      Selohesra says:

      I thought he had gone months back – we dont see his smug face on telly much nowadays

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      • 13
        Stop wasting your time says:

        Mediocracy: How It Works:- The idea seems to have long been to shape/corral all three main parties towards the centre so that nothing much is ever done to impede the interests of business, and the electorate (consumers) becomes so disenchanted with politics that they effectively give up in despair or just ennui. Any statist parties in the meantime are vilified, that’s how the corraling works. There are activists everywhere to do just that. This effectively leaves politicians answerable to those who fund them, i.e business. Legislation is then debated and enacted which facilitates their interests at the expense of the public/consumers. Whatever happens, you see less as less Governance, i.e less and less Public Sector/Services. This inane talk about differences between parties is just the cynical process of wearing the public down.

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        • 19
          Anonymous says:

          Looks like being governed by EU is better than Westminster. Commission is not even elected, at least we can be happy that we weren’t fooled into voting them also we cannot do any thing to change them.

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          • David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

            When is Clegg going to show some leadership and sack him?
            When is Laws going to be referred to the police to be investigated for falsely accounting £56,000 to buy a house for his boyfriend?

            He might have been entitled to more he might be a homosexual, but these are not defences to the criminal offence, they might provide mitigation for sentencing but that is at the ned of the process when guilt or innocence is proclaimed.

            I suppose Huhne will be found a job in the EU like Mandelson, Patten, Kinnock(s). A good boost to their pensions in addition to rent from their second homes paid for by the taxpayer.

            MPs still receive RPI inflation pay increases while imposing CPI on everyone else. Guido, does Sir Stuart have a second (or third) home that we pay for??

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          • DSK says:

            I makes my blood boil to see special people above the law.

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          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            Has anybody guessed yet

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      • 15
        Anonymous says:

        Looters were persecuted in days some within hours, they were convicted as well. But for our honorable MPs, its a different story. Tony McNaulty is still out, Osborne (£50,000 flip flop) is still out, so are number of others.

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        • 29
          David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

          I fail to see why Lyons investigates in the first instance and the police second.

          Criminal prosecutions should always come before internal discipline because of the rule of law. Guido, could you explain please.

          Alexander is a flip flop and is in charge of HMRC to crack down on tax evaders. Good Old Lie Dumbs.

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          • Anonymous says:

            You are wrong according to this government they are wealth creators if you make them pay taxes they will leave. Same is true for our MPs, if they are stopped from claiming dubious expense they will leave the country as well. Its same for bankers, if they are not protected by tax payers they will leave as well.

            What will you do if Laws, Osborne, bankers, tax evaders, etc leave this country?

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          • Handycock, Teen Fondler says:

            David, if Lyons investigates first, then it emasculates any future police enquiry. That’s why both Chris and I reported each other to Lyons to keep the police off our backs, and it would have worked if Fawkes had not campaigned against us in this blog. Don’t worry, anyway Chris, the Grand Master is looking out for you. Boaz. Her’s one of mine to cheer you up.

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      • 21
        Guido's mammy says:

        FFS, ya fecking hoor, you’d think you’d never tangled with the Law when it comes to driving cars. Haven’t I still got the bracelet here at home.

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    p’raps he’s innocent.

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  3. 3
    Is Will Hutton a knob? says:

    Sunday would be a good day to bury bad news.

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    • 47
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      If Huhne just changered his name each day, every body would forgot everythign he did before and then nobody would know what a huhne he really is

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      • 62
        I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

        What the hell does ‘changered’ mean? Billy – your use of English is even worse than the unending flow of drivel from the ubiquitous Anonymous, who seems to think Guido’s site is his own. Please go away and learn to write, then you’ll be most welcome to come back to the blogs. OK?

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  4. 4
    anonymous says:

    Can we get out of Afghanistan and Libya now

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23984778-report-into-abuse-of-iraqi-prisoners-to-condemn-senior-british-officers.do

    and can we arrest Tony Blair for war crimes

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    • 31
      What a plonker. says:

      Yes .

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      • 37
        Queen says:

        Just following orders. As you were.

        Now let’s focus on those nasty evil people in w o g countries and war criminals banged up for 25 years from the former Yugoslavia

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    • 33
      Anonymous says:

      If its illegal war; it doesn’t stop with Blair, Cameron is continuing it. Its like looters, one breaks in others follow; if one is a criminal others are as well.

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  5. 5
    Chris Huhne says:

    I saved a life today.

    I left my car in the garage.

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  6. 8
    Sir Aston Clinton says:

    It is a little known fact that in Greece, after Father has finished his evening Gyros, he will gather the little ones round & teach them the secrets of the space-time continuum.

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  7. 9

    I see Illiterate Wanker hasn’t made it into the top eight.

    Pensioned off? Too much to hope for.

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    • 18
      Greasy George says:

      You Rang Sir

      “It is a pleasure to win this award. I’ve just come from addressing about 300 bankers in the City of London and it says something about my profession that I was still the most unpopular person in the room. It is a fine recognition.

      “I’m not sure who actually reads the politics pages of GQ magazine though – I suspect they are the only pages of the magazine that a teenage boy hasn’t stuck together while reading the magazine. Some might say that’s because the w*****s are on the page rather than reading them.”

      Greasy Osborne Esq

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  8. 10
    The Minsta for Njee 'n Cloimut Chaing + Windfarm Scam says:

    The answer my fiends, – is blowing in the wind

    The ansa is blowing in the wind

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    • 45
      Dave Cam the WindFarm Man says:

      Have I mentioned that I have a nice little earner?

      Blow, wind, and crack your cheeks!

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  9. 11
    pissed off voter says:

    CPS are taking an awful long time over this one. I hope that is an indication he will face as many charges as Moran.

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    • 16
      Geoff, England says:

      They’re sitting on the file for now, but the case will be dropped at some point, as being ‘not in the public interest’. See if I’m wrong.

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      • 78
        pissed off voter says:

        I am as sceptical of the CPS as it’s possible to be but don’t see how charge of pervertiing justice can be avoided – either Huhne did by evading points or his wife did by accusing him publicly.

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  10. 12
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    I’m still betting nothing at all will happen to Huhne.

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  11. 14
    Sir William Waad says:

    It’ll soon be the LibDem conference and hoteliers all over Birmingham are getting out the waterproof undersheets, while the pharmacists are laying in extra supplies of flavoured condoms.

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  12. 17
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Monkier.

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  13. 20
    Geoffrey G Brooking says:

    Interesting!

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  14. 23
    Merv says:

    Shame I can’t print any more of Gordon’s Funny Money just yet.

    I enjoy that.

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  15. 24
    beast says:

    He is a sociopath either in denial or just shitting himself

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  16. 28
    Sophie says:

    The political elite from all three parties are all obviously above the law.

    Rusty Dave Cameron – how weak is he? – he cannot even sack this Huhne or Cable.

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    • 53
      Polly says:

      Oh he’s way above all that!

      The law is only for little, dull, unintelligent people. Ask Tony or Cherry.

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  17. 30
    non believer says:

    This is going nearly as well as your e petition Guido

    well done.

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  18. 32
    Pundit says:

    I hope they force the prick to pay for his own heating in the cells.

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  19. 34
    Is Will Hutton a knob? says:

    So people who stole a bottle of water get rushed through the justice system within weeks yet Chris Hunts is put of by dely.

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  20. 38
    Sasha Grey's best bits says:

    Once a Huhne always a Hunt.

    (Only one of those ‘Huhne’s was in my original comment, the site’s added the other – can you guess which?)

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  21. 39
    Is Will Hutton a knob? says:

    Was Peter Hain at the KLM open today?

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  22. 40
    Displaced Brummie says:

    It’s also a very unusual case in that the man accused – and the wife accusing him – might both be prosecuted.”

    We told her to keep her trap shut.

    This case might not go quite the way they intended. Hence all the back and forth stuff…

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  23. 42
    Do not want to share the same air as the meddling Edinburgh Dogshite says:

    Hoons

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  24. 43
    Highland Tiger says:

    What was the name of the midget on Fantasy Island?

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  25. 48
    Windfarm Cam and his Climate Change Scam says:

    Oh we couldn’t possibly risk losing Chris – he’s far too valuable a prop! . . I mean propeller . . . I mean property . . I mean MP

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  26. 54
    Empty Ed Milli-Mossad says:

    I am getting werry wowied Gwido

    I am not sure who is gwoing to awest who

    Are we all gwoing to be awwested

    Are there anough poolice in London to awwest us all ?

    I include, MPs, Lords, poolicemen, jounrnalists, bwankers, lawwyers, rioters, effnicks and all those fwogging peerages in my home ttown of Hamstead

    Are there enough pooolice to do around ?

    Do we have to call in the awwmy ?

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  27. 56
    Banking gangster says:

    Mister Huhne hides behind his family like I hide behind the profits of the bank

    ROFL

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  28. 59
    Historian says:

    It used to be very rare for MPs and Ermin Vermin Lords not only to be charged but CONVICTED my dear Ephraim

    You are one generation behind the curve

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  29. 60
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Are they still married. She is not complellable as a witness if the divorsce has not gone throught

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  30. 61
    Caligula says:

    Anyone for a moral collapse ?

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  31. 63
    Empty Ed Milli-Child says:

    I will never get my collar felt

    I will have run away long before that happens

    And you know where ?

    The country from which I cannot be extradicted

    ROFL

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    • 64
      Lord Madoff Mandelson says:

      Don’t publish our secret Eddyboy…

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      • 66
        Lord Moral Collapse Blair says:

        And mine

        Why do you think I am the “Middle East envoy” ?

        They look after me you know like I looked after all of them in Hampstead who bought my titles

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  32. 70
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Tony Blair lied about Iraq. If he had not then Baha Mousa would still be alive, along with thousands of others. Blair has ruined the lives of families for ever.
    Why is he aloud to get away with it?

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  33. 71
    Lord Chief Justice says:

    Huhne should get told of Jack Straw’s lawyers (well known to this blog)

    To get him out of the spot of bother

    http://www.rense.com/general38/brits.htm

    for background…

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  34. 72
    Anonymous says:

    Banksters moll’s get away with it driver

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  35. 74
    Anonymous says:

    Its one of those car designs, that looks fast even when you’r Not driving it

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  36. 76
    Ray Davies says:

    They seek him here – they seek him there
    His clothes are drab – and so’s his hair
    It will make or break him so he’s got to lie the best
    Cause he’s a dedicated premature orgasm

    And when he does – his little rounds
    Around the hacks – of old London Town
    Eagerly pursuing any poss-i-ble way out
    Cause he’s a dedicated premature orgasm

    Oh yes he is (oh yes he is) – oh yes he is (oh yes he is)
    He thinks he is a brainbox to be looked at
    And when he pulls his frilly LibDem panties right up tight
    He feels a dedicated premature orgasm

    Oh yes he is (oh yes he is) – oh yes he is (oh yes he is)
    There’s one thing that he loves and that is twattery
    One week he’s in his missus, the next he’s gone off piste
    Cause he’s a dedicated premature orgasm

    They seek him here, they seek him there
    Up the M11 – around Parliament Square
    Everywhere the potty LibDem army marches on
    Each one a dedicated premature orgasm

    Oh yes he is (oh yes he is) – oh yes he is (oh yes he is)
    His world is built around wind turbines and speeding
    This bullshit-craving individual always looks a pest
    Cause he’s a dedicated premature orgasm

    Oh yes he is (oh yes he is) – oh yes he is (oh yes he is)
    He flits from fib to fib just like a butterfly
    In matters of wedlock he is as fickle as can be
    Cause he’s a dedicated premature orgasm
    He’s a dedicated, premature orgasm
    He’s a dedicated, premature orgasm

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