September 15th, 2011

Cocky Huhne Surfaces

A rare thing happened earlier – Chris Huhne popped up for live interviews about his brief on both Sky and the BBC. Given that he has spent the last four months hiding from cameras, desperate not to be drawn in on questions regarding his cowardice and lies, he must be feeling rather lucky. The police thought he would be charged weeks ago and the CPS are certainly dragging their feet. He’s also given an interview to Prospect. Amongst the usual moans about losing the AV vote, Huhne seems to twist the knife on Clegg some what. He thinks Clegg would be “a tremendous” EU trade commissioner – the definition of damning with faint praise. He was quick to qualify his words though:

“It seems completely ridiculous to think of anything other than Nick continuing as leader of the party. He’s a lot younger than me, more than ten years younger than me for Christ’s sake, and I think that Nick will see out my time in politics.”

Unless the CPS chicken out, Nick isn’t going to have to wait much longer…


126 Comments

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

    If Tevez can be in court for similiar things when he only committed the offence in Feb, why is this taking so long?

  2. 2

    Huhne’s right.
    Clegg would make a perfect EU trade commissioner.

    Invisible, disliked, proven liar, history of putting self interests before own country and fanatical Euro supporter and wrong on almost any issue you care to think of.

  3. 3
    Chris Hoon says:

    FibDems are soft on crime, Billy.

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

    Just to add that the longer this drags on i think he has more chance of getting away with it due to insufficent evidence/not in the public intrest spin.

    But what about mcShane, Wiggin and Laws?

  5. 5
    Atar says:

    The Criminal Protection Service obviously a little reticent.

    Could Huhne do time for this?

  6. 6

    Laws has already done his time.

  7. 7
    Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

    Bang this fuckin Hunt up now…

  8. 8
    Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

    I said C U N T !!!!!

  9. 9
    Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

    Sounds like the ideal man….

  10. 10
    Sophie says:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8763194/5bn-more-to-bail-out-failing-NHS-hospitals-unless-radical-action-taken.html

    DFID gets billions whilst Englands hospitals face shut down because of a £5 billion shortfall in funding.

    Remind me again why we elect MPs?

    Is it to first & foremost look after the interests of the British people, or is it to furnish African dictators with shiny new jets, Mercedes Benz cars for their wives & flunkies & to keep the AK47 factories in China, Pakistan & Russia in abundant orders?

    This Coalition just does not get it, like Labour before it their sole interest is grandstanding on the world stage – with our tax money.

  11. 11
    Sophie says:

    Perma-mod. How dull.

  12. 12
    billy hague bites yer bum says:

    remind you of anyone?

  13. 13
    Backwoodsman says:

    Whoever said kinnock wasn’t qualified for the job !!!!

  14. 14
    billy hague bites yer bum says:

    haven’t the rich suffered enough?

  15. 15
    Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

    Yeah the name is on the tip of my tounge………….Give me a minute…..

  16. 16
    Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

    Seems like his son likes a bit of uphill gardening…..thats got to sting a bit…

  17. 17
    Tax Payer says:

    O/T – why is the practice of editing an article by inserting contrary comments along the way known as ‘Fisking’?

    I’ve seen it done for over 20 years. Isn’t it so common that it doesn’t need an ‘inventor’?

  18. 18
    ffs says:

    No he hasn’t!

  19. 19
    annette curton says:

    At last, a photograph of him sat in the drivers seat.

  20. 20
    uh oh says:

    Mein host can’t handle the truth! Mind you, neither can his limp wristed arse bandit handlers in Tory HQ.

  21. 21
    A Huhne's a Hoon for a' that says:

    He’s just got to get back in the driving seat to push Dave Cam’s Windfarm Scam forward – there’s piles of dosh there!

  22. 22
    Neil Fisk says:

    T’was me!

  23. 23
    Johan Hari says:

    Ya, I think faking stuff and lying and shit, is like, really bad. He should be fucking raped the right-wing nuclear loving bastard.

  24. 24
    Neil Fisk also says:

    No it wasn’t

  25. 25
    Cherry says:

    I’m the . . . . that word you used . . . round here! – and he’d better not forget it! – especially when I get my equipment out! – know wot I mean?

  26. 26
    Tessa Tickles says:

    “the CPS are certainly dragging their feet.”

    Understatement of the year. Why in Hell is it taking so long?

  27. 27
    annette curton says:

    Que! huhne! moderato! inexplipico! mucho!

  28. 28
    Green Behind The Gills says:

    Did he mention anything about windmills?

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

    Did he mention he was going to tax farts?

  30. 30
    Jimmy says:

    Crosshairs of invincibility

  31. 31
    Harriet Harman says:

    Have you had permission from Milimong to use the expression “arse bandit”? It’s not very inclusive towards Labour’s beloved gay/lesbian/transgender communiteh. I disapprove, and I will demonstrate my disapproval by scowling more than I usually scowl.

  32. 32
    Thick as pig shit says:

    Kay Burley just asked a mine rescuer what was mined at the colliery.

  33. 33
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Human remains?

  34. 34
    Johann Hari says:

    Keep it in the family. Pimp my bro!

  35. 35
    Iron Fisk says:

    I think you’ll find you’re wrong.

  36. 36
    say what you see says:

    Fucking thick airheaded bitch.

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    Cornish pasties?

  38. 38
    "permission from Milimong"? LOL says:

    Lib/Lab/Con = all c’unts

  39. 39
    billy hague bites yer bum says:

    limp wristed? arse bandits? whatever gives you that idea?

  40. 40
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Maybe the CPS are having group-hug sessions as they try to determine the impact that imprisonment will have on Huhne’s “right to a family life”.

    Or maybe they’re just utterly inept. Or on double overtime.

  41. 41
  42. 42
    Gordon Brown says:

    Gold?

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    Te Huhne driving story is SO boring. Who gives a toss? He’s not exactly Berlusconi.

  44. 44
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ve done a bit of fisting in my time.

  45. 45
    stun says:

    From Jargon File:

    “A point-by-point refutation of a blog entry or (especially) news story. A really stylish fisking is witty, logical, sarcastic and ruthlessly factual; flaming or handwaving is considered poor form. Named after Robert Fisk, a British journalist who was a frequent (and deserving) early target of such treatment.”

    Suitable that it should be named after a colleague of Hari’s.

  46. 46
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    The bastard will get away with it.

  47. 47
    AC1 says:

    With over 50% of their salary extorted from them they certainly have.

  48. 48

    You heard it here first, the CPS will not charge him! A little bird tells me someone with something to loose in the CPS (i.e. they want to move into politics and earn more money) is putting the pressure to quietly drop the case.

    Chris has “suggested” that he would support this person in their attempt.

    (Remember this is a whisper, so keep it quiet)

  49. 49
    annette curton says:

    Was it Arthur Scargill (failed).

  50. 50
    gildedtumbril says:

    The huhne creature is definitely a huhne. He should be detained at her majesty’s pleasure and for our entertainment.
    Of course, I still want malfeasance made a capital offense…

  51. 51
    annette curton says:

    Cornice pasties.

  52. 52

    Apology to Amanda Huff’n’puff, Polly Tuscany, George Moonbat, Deborah Bore and Yaswinge Ali’blah-blah,

    I’m really very sorry. I’ve learned my lesson. This time I truly have.
    I will never, never use quotes that I’ve just read somewhere, again.
    I promise you that I’m never, never gonna give you up.
    Never gonna let you down. Never gonna run around and desert you.
    Never gonna make you cry. Never gonna say goodbye.
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.

    Thank you for your tears.
    J.Hari

  53. 53
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Class Bill :-)

    Thumbs up from me.

  54. 54
    O Zangado says:

    Geoff Hoon é uma buceta.

  55. 55
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    It appears that the CPS have chickened out. This man is costing every household an additional 20% on their energy bills to subsidise fart farms that are private companies which should be getting their finance from shareholders or banks. The reason for this folly is so that Europhants like Huhne, Clegg and Cable can try to meet an EU target by 2020 for renewable energy that can not be achieved by fart farms. The fact the population and commerce will not have enough energy by 2020 seems immaterial to them. it also seems immaterial that fart farms are 35% less efficient and can not achieve maximum capacity, that they witter on about, because they depend on the weather and they are 22 times more costly than gas turbines. if that was not bad enough fart machines have a life expectancy of 25yrs and could blight the landscape because Huhne and co have not considered this in their planning approvals and they use more energy to build than they are likely to put out in the 25 life.

    Now let us remind ourselves what Clegg said: in response to revelations about MPs’ expenses, Clegg set out his plans for reform of Parliament in The Guardian.[77] Speaking about the plans, he said: “let us bar the gates of Westminster and stop MPs leaving for their summer holidays until this crisis has been sorted out, and every nook and cranny of our political system has been reformed.” He argued for the “reinvention of British politics” within 100 days…. So when is he going to take any action against Huhne or David Laws????? How long did the convicted crooks spend inside prison for the thousands of pounds stolen from the taxpayer?? This is contrary to Soft on Crime Clark’s recommendations.

    Wipe the Lie Dumbs off the map.

  56. 56
    annette curton says:

    Said Larry the Cat.

  57. 57
    Judo! Judo! Judo! says:

    Wrestle me to the ground you big butch man! Make me your bitch!

  58. 58
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    It would be funny if he got community service instead of prison so he could be ridiculed on a daily basis.

    He could even volunteer to take down fart machines that his planning laws forgot to include when giving permission. How is the UK going to get companies from Sweden and Germany to come back to take them down?? Will the marine ones become rusty sanctuaries for fish??

  59. 59
    Engineer says:

    Jam butties?

  60. 60
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    In an article, Clegg wrote that “all nations have a cross to bear, and none more so than Germany with its memories of Nazism. But the British cross is more insidious still. A misplaced sense of superiority, sustained by delusions of grandeur and a tenacious obsession with the last war, is much harder to shake off”.[38][39] The article was dusted down during the 2010 General Election campaign when the Daily Mail interpreted the article as being a “Nazi slur on Britain”

    it appears he is a bit nastier than Blair. he should fck off all the same and leave us alone. it appears he is here to build the case for a European state, Hitler that idea.

  61. 61
    History lesson says:

    Annie, modbot no like what golfers keep in their bags for teeing off with. Don’t ask me why though!

  62. 62
    Woof says:

    HM’s dawgs?

  63. 63
    Tony Blair says:

    Hello proles!

    Just popped in to say that I and my good lady wife are very, very rich! Soon to be even richer, I hope, once certain events in the Middle East … oops, maybe I’ve said too much!

    Ta-ra for now.

  64. 64
    Woof says:

    Queenies dogs?

  65. 65
    Jack Dromey (Ms) says:

    Scowl more than usual, dear? How will you manage that?

    ** Dodges teapot **

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    Billy, why are you still here. Even Hari is taking a break following his lying. You just went home early one night, reappeared under a stolen moniker and then reverted to type. Remember that Guido told you it is the quality not speed of comments that is important. Should I post the link?

  67. 67
    Engineer says:

    Not from a collie-ery, surely?

  68. 68
    COMRADE BOB CROW (ANNUAL SALARY £254,978) says:

    RITCH SCUM DESURV 2 B PUNISHT.

  69. 69
    Gordon F Brown says:

    Only for the moment am I saying nothing…

  70. 70
    Ichabod says:

    She’s not on telly to demonstrate her learning and abilities, but to demonstrate that there are 50 year old women who look absolutely shaggable.

  71. 71
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Come on the mighty Lancs!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. 72
    50 Calibre says:

    I suspect you are dead right…

  73. 73
    Tessa Tickles says:

    “Will the marine ones become rusty sanctuaries for fish??”

    Living in Brighton, where even plastic goes rusty within weeks, I would say the answer to your question is ‘yes’.

    Complex electricity generators + hostile marine environment. Yeah. That’ll work.

  74. 74
    AC1 says:

    Might I suggest a few of the feckless share the pain?

  75. 75
    Kay Burley says:

    I not only look shaggable, I am shaggable, but bring your own bag to put over my head and then you won’t hear all the soppy questions I will undoubtedly feel the need ask you…

  76. 76
    AC1 says:

    Solidarity pay cut for all NHS staff of 10%

  77. 77
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha­hahahahahaha

  78. 78
    Brian Norgate says:

    There is a EU Commisioners job available in 2014 at 250k+ a year and i expect
    like many Lib dems in parliament Clegg is already on his way and a leadership
    will follow in time for the next general Election

  79. 79
    Time Lord says:

    “…I think that Nick will see out my time in politics.”

    3 years and 8 months to be precise.

  80. 80
    Rick Asthma says:

    Hari was a inspiration to me.

  81. 81
    Call me Dave - eco loon and trougher, keeping it in the family says:

    Rusty Dave here!

    Thanks for the concern although rather misplaced! I would urge you to carry on paying your utility bills (with added extra hidden green taxes) and be grateful that the coalition government is acting in our your best interests.

  82. 82
    Pete Watering Can says:

    You ©unt !

  83. 83
    annette curton says:

    Good job I didn’t attempt that shot with my niblick.

  84. 84
    AC1 says:

    Algor to begin 24Hours of ManBearPig theology starting tonight!

    Repent Unbelievers.

  85. 85
    Stretch Armstrong says:

    What’s the score, Billy? Who’s playing? What sport?

  86. 86
    billy hague bites yer bum says:

    I’m afraid that position is already taken.

    I’m a big fan of the intern system here at cchq – an endless supply of fresh young arse and all so eager to please

  87. 87
    Stretch Armstrong says:

    What does the ‘F’ stand for, Gorgon?

  88. 88
    any port in a storm says:

    and make sure you have at least 9 pints first

  89. 89
    hard on hearing says:

    can you sp – e – a – k up?

  90. 90
    Ewanme says:

    Fuck me , honey !!

    Don’t time fly when ur havin a crack ???

    E x .

  91. 91
    David Rose says:

    “Enrique had wandered over to the bar to buy us both a drink; he could not
    hear our conversation. I nodded as nonchalantly as I could, and the guy
    asked, “How much?” I sucked my teeth and muttered, “He’s a really fresh
    piece of ass. Tight.”

  92. 92
    dr. sipp says:

    ok im keeping count

    berlin wall 28 years——v——- Chris Huhne speeding offence 8 years

  93. 93
    P.C. Filth says:

    Speed kills, sir. Over.

  94. 94
    dr. sipp says:

    ok im keeping count

    berlin wall 28 years——v——- Chris Huhne speeding offence 8 years

  95. 95
    Duyfken says:

    It’s beyond me to read all of the comments above, so this may already have been said: Perhaps Huhne is deliberately angering Cameron et al in order to be sacked for the offence rather than having to resign for other reasons which may crop up.

  96. 96
    The wHole of Edinburgh can go and fuck itself says:

    The hoon needs to move on.

  97. 97
    Very Wealthy Windfarm Gentry says:

    Look, leave Chris alone, he is doing admirable work getting rid of our electricity network and replacing it with a surprisingly generously funded alternative.
    I stand 100% behind Chris in his efforts to make extremely wealthy landowners like me extraordinarily rich, at the expense of serfs like you.
    Now pay up granny or freeze.

  98. 98
    Three people that log on to this blog 15047.6 times a day says:

    Do try to keep up, Filth. Billy posted his perfectly formed comment at 1.37pm precisely.

  99. 99
    Nobody touching this with a bargepole says:

    There is clearly some substance to this allegation or else the CPS would have binned it long before now. The fact that they have kicked it into the long grass tells me the person with overall responsibility of progressing this case is sitting on it until such times as they are transfered/promoted/ Off on maternity leave/ off with stress/ retired at which time it can be passed on to someone else who will do the same thing. Thats how it works.

  100. 100
    Old Holborn says:

    What I’d give to have three people logging on once a day.

  101. 101
    Ron Broxted says:

    You fucking ungrateful bastard

  102. 102
    Call me Infidel says:

    More like a circle-jerk with Keir Starmer as pivot man.

  103. 103
    A reader writes.... says:

    Is a really good “fisking” known as a “cu nting” ?

  104. 104
    Chop, Chop says:

    I actually would not cut the wages of the lowest paid ( under £15K ) just their taxes. Over £20K 10% cut in wages, over £50K 20% cut, over £100K 30% cut. Slash admin staff by 25% too. Then start cutting running costs / charges.

  105. 105
    Ed Miliband says:

    First!

  106. 106
    The entire eastern seaboard of the united states says:

    She also asked the science correspondent if rockets sent into space come back in one piece ! Yes obviously all those bits jetisoned off are picked up again on the way back !

  107. 107
    Damocles says:

    I’m getting eight hits a day. *Smiles in a self-satisfied, smug, up-his-own-arse manner, whilst checking for grammatical or puncuation malfunctions.*

  108. 108
    I don't need no doctor says:

    If car insurance has gone up by 30-40% due to spurious claims and hire car charges, then why has home insurance, pet insurance etc. all gone up by 30-40% as well.
    Most insurance companies are owned by private equity companies. PEC’s own many other types of companies many of which aren’t making money at the present time. What better way to boost earnings than to increase insurance costs.
    Just a thought.

  109. 109
    Chop, Chop says:

    I do, the lying c’nut wants to steal money from me and stuff it into the pockets of the rich, the Germans and Chinese. While pretending that carbon will kill us all if we don’t. The man is an utter, lying scumbag.

  110. 110
    DisgustedOfTunbridgeWells says:

    And a lot of good he was in his BBC interview, talking about the Electricity and Gas price rises “we’re not going to take this lying down”, he didn’t say what he was going to do, just told users to shop around for better deals.

  111. 111
    salty balls says:

    HYMNS

  112. 112
    Foxy Smiff says:

    Hiya Wolfie x.

  113. 113
    Alexsandr says:

    er. general hospitals are a thing of the past. Most people want treatment in their community, or even at home, not travel miles to a jack of all trades, master of none general hospital

    Minor procedures local to the patients.

    Complex procedures needing very specialised staff in regional centres of excellence, where the specialists can do the procedures regularaly and keep their skills up to date and fresh because of the volume.

  114. 114
    billy hague bites yer bum says:

    long and slow – long and slow

  115. 115
    Angela Ripoff says:

    We will be investigating this story later in the current series.

  116. 116
    i'm going to be a gullible when I grow up says:

    it’s tough, but think of all those private sector jobs they’re creating – so some good comes out of it

  117. 117
    Rear Cubicle of Pomeroy's Wine Bar says:

    Huhne is unsackable by Cameron as he is unable to sack any LibDem Minister without the agreement of Nick(it’s in the Coalition agreement).Nick won’t want Chris on the backbenches fomenting even more disloyalty etc so Huhne will remain a Minsiter as long as the LibDems stay in the Coalition

    The CPS will not proceed against a serving Minister on the grounds of “Not in the Public Interest”…

  118. 118
    Handycock, No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    You are delusional if you think Chris is going to be prosecuted. He is being protected by the Government, the Party and the Grand Master. Haven’t you idiots realised yet, that there is one law for you and one for us MP’s. I am the living example of that. Boaz.

  119. 119
    Marmite says:

    Anonymong, you are a petty little bully. Why don’t YOU bog off, you pillock, and stop your pathetic little games. Thank you!

  120. 120
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    Sir Reginald Sheffield (Father-in-law to Dave) gets £1,000 rent for fart machines, so Dave is happy to keep Lie Dumbs onside while father-in-law gets a few quid. I wonder if the planning permission for Sir Reg requires the fart machines to be removed after use??? Perhaps Huhne could lend a hand and give a tow.

  121. 121
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    At least a couple of days if the current standard for early release of crook MPs is anything to go by.

    Why is it taking the CPS so long to make a decision?? Looters are already inside waiting for him. The decisions for their cases were swift, presumably because the government were onside for a bit of retribution.

  122. 122
    john in cheshire says:

    Why did the POS have to take the Lord’s name in vain? I suppose he’s yet another socialist atheist. How long to we have to put up with these left-wing subversives in positions of power?

  123. 123
    The Other Bloke says:

    Well done, you just invented the Cottage Hospital.

  124. 124
    Huhne is a Lying Cnut says:

    Huhne knows something – he won’t be charged. What’s the point mixing with the elite if you can’t pull a few strings eh?

  125. 125
    Lord Mantaraybum says:

    I’ve got a rusty sanctuary for fish, particularly eels.

  126. 126
    Cat says:

    No, they’ll take it nonchalantly sitting back!

    This article should be called ‘Anyone for a Spine’ not spin.


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