September 19th, 2011

Huhne’s Greek Fears

After being probed by Andrew Neil yesterday, Chris Huhne squared up to Brillo again on the Daily Politics. He accused the Greeks of making false statements to the authorities about their economy. Guido agrees that such false statements are indeed as he says “outrageous”. It must be an issue close to Huhne’s heart though – the last thing that the embattled Secretary of State would want was for a Greek to make a false statement to the authorities…

He’d want them to tell the truth, right?


41 Comments

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

    Hypocrsy of the highest class, unless he has had the nod that he has got away with it.

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    • 16
      Ed the Axeman says:

      Exactly. What about UK’s politicians false statements to us.

      For example, will they ever admit to the size of the UK pension debts.

      As a hit.

      Civil service – 1,300 bn
      State pension – 2,400 bn

      State second pension? Not going to be cheap is it.

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    • 37
      I Wonder says:

      He does appear to seem rather cocky of late.

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  2. 2
    Lady Virginia de Seigneur says:

    Huhne is a shameless spiv who would say or do anything to keep his beloved career on the tracks.

    He is the most shameless spiv in the HoC wwhich is saying something given it contains people like MacShane, Vaz and Khan

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  3. 3
    the Lies of a huhne says:

    Like his windmills are costing every family £300 a year. right?

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  4. 4
    Geoffrey G Brooking says:

    So much in common between Chez and the Greeks :)

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  5. 5
    Old Grumpy says:

    Now THIS article might need some editing!……….. “probed” no less!

    ROFL!!!!!!!!

    One of his predecessors was into kinky sex………….. and look what happened!

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  6. 6
    Handycock says:

    Leave the greeks alone.

    I know some very nice and attractive lap dancers from my part of the world :(

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  7. 7
    @TollPointBee says:

    graemelambert Graeme Lambert
    @
    @edlsupportgroup our biggest threat is the white trash smashing up our streets & ruining livelihoods & businesses in a flat-lining economy
    1 minute ago

    Racist report him 2 poloce 4 me pls

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  8. 8
    Aristotle says:

    Panta men katharis tois katharois?

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  9. 9
    Troll says:

    Johann Hari’s writing struck a chord with so many progressive left thinkers because it it was a crock of shit

    A civilized society cannot function where the product of labour is distributed by those who have taken no part in that production

    Polly Toynbee is not intelligent. If she was she would be controlling a large manufacturing company, making things and employing people

    As things stand, Toynbee is a vicious witch shouting from the sidelines of life

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  10. 10
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    3 minutes ago: “Did Cable really just mention “the ideological descendants of people who sent children up chimneys”?”

    http://twitter.com/GuidoFawkes/statuses/115750513592639490/

    what do you expect from a Fabian (Eugenics vince?)?

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  11. 11
    non believer says:

    what does it say about the quality of discourse on here that the quote of the day is eleven days old?

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  12. 12
    Lady Virginia de Seigneur says:

    Somewhat off topic – take a look at Guido’s link to the Telegraph story on Margaret Moran. There is a video of her leaving the court house in tears.

    It would take a heart of stone not to laugh.

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  13. 13
    Mr Sharden Freuder says:

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    • 40
      fed up uk taxpayer says:

      absolutely brilliant piece, we need more like this to get our message over to the lib dems etc. not forgetting cameron.

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  14. 21
    Sir Ian Paisley says:

    I think you will find Goldman Sucks had a big part in fiddling Greece’s books. Look at Ireland also getting a bailout the top Goldman Sucks man is their ex EU Commissioner. Anywhere a country is having problems they are not far away.

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  15. 22
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    The truth? A politician wuldn’t know the truth if it hit him/her between the eyes.

    Talking of liars and thieves, I see Ms Moran (or should that be Ms Moron), has tried the tactic of tears quite early on in her trial process:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2039108/Ex-Labour-MP-accused-80-000-expenses-cheat-weeps-court.html

    Dry your eyes sweetcheeks, they cut no mustard in Holloway.

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  16. 25
    Johann Hari says:

    After being probed by Andrew Neil yesterday, Chris Huhne squared up to Brillo again on the Daily Politics. He accused the Greeks of making false statements to the authorities about their economy. Hari agrees that such false statements are indeed as he says “outrageous”. It must be an issue close to Huhne’s heart though – the last thing that the embattled Secretary of State would want was for a Greek to make a false statement to the authorities…

    He’d want them to tell the truth, right?

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  17. 31
    Fish says:

    The CPS are taking an unreasonable length of time with Huhne.

    Troublingly, of late, they seem to have got in the habit of exceeding their brief by, to all intents and purposes, ‘trying’ high profile cases themselves, as they did initially with the Ian Tomlinson case.

    This is not their their job.

    If, on the face of it an offence has been committed, but the facts are not clear, it is for a court to hear the evidence and importantly, hear testimony under cross examination. It is a jury who should come to a decision, based on that evidence, NOT the CPS.

    It seems that in this country we are now seeing two legal systems, one for the well connected and one for the rest of us.

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    • 39
      Anonymous says:

      I could not agree more.

      One of the main factors which helps to sustain this, as evidenced often on this site, is the use of Party politics to justify or mitigate criminal behaviour. “Yes he or she is bad but look at what Smith, McNulty, etc did”.

      They are all f’ing crooks in it for what they can get and they laugh all the way to the bank (or out of gaol) when the shit is deflected to “the other lot”. Cameron will protect Huhne, and Blair and any Tory caught out because that’s the way things are.

      If Cameron had any intention of ‘cleaning things up’ Huhne would be gone, Laws would never come back, and Blair and a number of other Labour MPs (Straw and Miliband included) would be being pursued with the utmost vigour. Half of his cabinet, including himself, would also face the chop. But it will never happen because we all want to blame the ‘enemy’ when they are all the f’ing enemy.

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  18. 32
    Huhne's Lawyer says:

    “Honey! Pull out the brochure for the yacht again – looks like I’ll be able to afford it afterall!”

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  19. 33
    Oblomov says:

    Huhne’s entire family should be evicted from their homes, and denied all state benefits and NHS treatment in perpetuity.

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  20. 35
    Anon E Mouse says:

    Guido, is the probing of which you speak, similar to to the one he engaged with an ‘Asian bird’ evidence of which is frequently repoduced in a cetain fortnightly satirical magazine ?

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  21. 38
    An Impartial Observer says:

    Oh it’s the Greek *economy* that Huhne’s fearing.
    Not an amorous cellmate & a lack of lube then?
    Easy mistake to make, title like that……

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You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

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The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

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