January 24th, 2012

Look Inside Huhne’s New £1.3 Million Property

With the Huhne/Sunday Times emails going to the CPS this morning, the only portfolio that the Secretary of State for Climate Change will have soon is his property one. Guido was just typing up the £1.3m deal that Huhne has just closed on a building in Clerkenwell, when it popped up on the Standard website. They haven’t run the photos though:

Currently offices downstairs, the Grade II listed building takes Huhne’s empire up to eight properties and he paid above the asking price. There will be plenty of time for decorating soon…


  1. 1
    I meet a socailist once and the cunt nicked my wallet. says:

    Prisons are really like holiday camps!


  2. 2
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Yeah – I’ll bet there will be plenty of time for decorating.

    On expenses, no doubt!


    • 38
      Handycock no1 Trougher in Parliament says:

      Chris has been a bit slow paying for this new property. My ‘boys’ in Portsmouth paid for my villa in Spain, put in my daughter’s name for obvious reasons. I told Chris, he should have become a Councillor as well, and control a planning portfolio like what I do, very lucrative! Jahbulon.


  3. 3
    Demetrius says:

    You might like “Free The Redknapp Two”.


  4. 4
    Hang The Bastards says:

    I hope his new cell mates bum him daft.


    • 22
      Tessa Tickles says:


      Daily. After kicking the crap out of him. And he wants to tell the wardens – oh, how he wants to tell anyone! – but he’s been told his throat will be slit while he sleeps if he does. So he suffers, in silence, day after agonising day.

      Note to God: if you exist, please make this happen.


    • 64
      wobble says:

      ’tis the liberal way….

      ““Bunnies can ,and will, go to France !

      oo la la


  5. 5
    Tory Cat says:

    Bought out of spare cash or is he so sure he won’t lose his job that he got a mortgage?


  6. 6
    Blue Raspberries says:

    So he’s now got The Angel Islington, Euston Road and Pentonville Road and then comes…


  7. 7
    Wibble says:

    Where’s the crosshairs? We know Huhne’s going down soon but this incessant drip-drip of “not long now” has become self-parody. My favourite was the one from about six or seven months ago which endede with “Game over”. Besides, you should be pursuing Margaret Moran over her disgraceful “look at me, I’m crazy” act to avoid standing trial. It can’t be hard to catch her off guard and expose her scam. She won’t always have two pencils in her nostrils to look loopy.


    • 27
      Tessa Tickles says:

      If Moran gets off then there is no law in this country.

      “The thought of being punished for my crime is making me ill, whereas the thought of *not* being punished for my crime makes me well again, therefore please do not punish me.”

      It’s an imaginative defence, I’ll give her that. I’d love to see a normal member of the public use it, though.


    • 66
      Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

      She joined the Labour Party, so when she claims to be nuts she does have a point…


  8. 9
    Sophie says:

    And to think Europhile & Climate loon Cameron does not have enough power to sack Huhne.

    Vote UKIP


  9. 11
    Wibble says:

    This is where Moran got the idea to avoid trial.


  10. 13
    Necronomicon says:

    Chris Huhne can fuck himself and drown in piss.


  11. 14
    Helpful says:

    Perhaps he should have a word with Jackie Smith about the prisoners and doing a bit of decorating and gardening scheme. She probably knows which charity he should have a word with.


  12. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Eight properties to run and service? Wonder how many dead Polar Bears that converts into.


    • 18
      I don't need no doctor says:

      Where does he get the money from?


      • 20
        Cynical-old-bag says:

        Think of all the money saved by flipping all those houses. Then add to that the cost to redecorate and furnish every one.

        Then think of an expense claim.


      • 25
        Perse O'Nally says:

        That’s a bloody good question. Answers anyone?


        • 33
          Tessa Tickles says:

          On top of his ministerial salary (paid by us), I presume he also gets an EU pension (paid by us) from his days as an MEP. And all the money he got for showing up for work as an MEP went into buying (for cash) buy-to-let properties which funded the purchase of other homes.

          Just a guess!


        • 36
          Anonymous says:

          Chuck him out of Parliament! When (if ever ) is Camron going to give us the right of recall of mp’s so that we can ensure the prospect of stopping the fiddlers from stealing taxpayers money?


      • 68
        Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

        Don’t take this personally, but that is one really daft question.


  13. 17
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Any solar panels?


    • 23
      Trinny says:

      All that glass looks very energy inefficient.

      BTW Have you seen the price of light bulbs recently? Can’t buy a proper 60W bayonet light bulb any more. Must spend £££ on stupid halogen versions.


      • 74
        A mafmatishun wot can count says:

        You had plenty of warning about these bulbs. Should have stocked up while you had the chance. I’ve got drawers full of them.


  14. 26
    Penfold says:

    Must be Freudian.
    Clerkenwell is of course the site of the Clerkenwell Bridewell Prison and the New Prison, also, Coldbaths Fields Prison, alias clerkenwell Goal.
    Must know he’s going down, but still fronting it out.
    What a ghastly individual, really would be good to see him fall, heavily and deeply.


  15. 28
    Angry Bird says:

    I wonder what floor the dungeon is on. The one in which Carina chastises him with a strapon….


  16. 31
    The last Quango in Paris says:

    Surely it can’t be environmentally friendly to run so many homes when you presumably only need the one?


    • 35
      A spokesperson for the LimpDums says:

      Having eight homes is the progressive liberal thing to do.


    • 40
      jgm2 says:

      Property investment is the favoured method of MPs for building up a bit of independent wealth for their retirement.

      Which is why property pr*i*ces were allowed to go berserk under the Labour Imbecility and no MP made any attempt to caution against it. Because they were all buying and renovating and flipping houses on expenses – knowing that they would not allow anything to damage the value of their own property empires.

      Insider dealing in other words.

      Since 2008 every single economic initiative has been to keep house pr*i*ces as high as possible. The lowest interest rates in history. Mortgages paid for 18 months if you lose your job. 200bn quid printed and handed to public sector workers to keep them employed so that they don’t have to sell their houses in a hurry. Shared ownership schemes.

      A neutral observer might think that, absent insane house pr*i*ces, the economic miracle was just an orgy of reckless borrowing and squandering.


      • 50
        Tessa Tickles says:

        If the economic miracle was “just an orgy of reckless borrowing and squandering”, am I right in thinking that tax revenue received by the government *prior* to the ‘miracle’ should be regarded as the norm and government spending should be cut back accordingly? Rather than the current plan, which seems to be: spend like it’s 2006 and hope revenues one day return to ‘normal’?

        Apologies for suggesting you’re Scottish, BTW. Oops.


        • 58
          jgm2 says:

          am I right in thinking that tax revenue received by the government *prior* to the ‘miracle’ should be regarded as the norm and government spending should be cut back accordingly

          Indeed you are right.

          This is the circle that the bedwetters cannot square. On one hand they’re blaming the banks for the economic miracle falling over. Yet they cannot bring themselves to see that the ‘economic miracle’ only happened in the first place because the banks lent so much money to anybody or government that could fog a mirror. So it isn’t possible to get back to the ‘economic miracle’ without even more reckless levels of borrowing.

          So on one hand they want to get back to 2002-2007. But on the other hand it was precisely those economic conditions that fucked the UK economy.

          Alice in Wonderland. Two impossible thoughts before breakfast.

          Not to worry about accusing me of being Scotch. Maybe I can vote on their independence. Alex looks to be trying to draw in anybody with any kind of a claim worldwide to vote for independence. I might have established some residency qualification while I was there.


    • 60
      Game Set Match says:

      He is converting the place to a shelter for homeless people, so I hear.


  17. 37
    tube_thumper says:

    Well the consolation is that the shit sniffer faced wanker will soon be living with the smell of shit everyday and he douches for pummellings


  18. 39
  19. 41
    Calamity Clegg says:

    EIGHT Properties !!

    Paddy Pantsdown will want assurances that most are rented out to deserving FibDem voters on benefits


  20. 46
    nellnewman says:

    ‘paid more than the asking price’ ??!!

    That just about sums him up doesn’t it.


  21. 53
    BBC Complaints Dept says:

    Why has he bought a new house? I think they provide bed and board where he’s going?


    • 54
      Bubba says:

      He won’t be ‘bored’ when he moves in with Bubba! Bubba make things exciting. Huhne’s bum will be Bubba’s bouncy trampoline! Hur hur hur.


    • 55
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      If he’s tagged, he won’t go to prison.

      The poor dear will have to have somewhere luxurious to spend his days.


  22. 56
    Vicki Pryce says:

    HALF of that belongs to me! HALF!



  23. 57
    Chris HOONhe says:

    8 properties… all under £2m band for Vince the Cable’s mansion tax limit. Ho Ho Ho!

    I am a flipping genius!


  24. 67

    Its good news for property owners then. Clearly the coalition (Continuity Labour) and the Bank(rupt) of England are not going to deflate McBusts insane property bubble. The economy will be non existant, but we can still revel in the dream that our overpriced shitholes are worth millions Rodders, without a single sale spoiling the fantasy.


  25. 69
    Voice of Reason says:

    The sooner the smirking twat is banged up the better. But in reality he will escape justice because the CPS twat at the top will find a way out for him. Probably – not in the public interest to prosecute. Hope I’m wrong but I have an uneasy feeling I’m not.


  26. 80
    surlyscot says:

    how many fucking turbines can this twat see from his various expensive properties?? NONE? what a surprise!! anyone else heard of this bloke Watson, suing Huhnematic for one million quid for setting the anti-terrorists goons on him??


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