February 3rd, 2012

Get Your Guidogram Early

This week’s Guidogram will be going out early because we will be going down the pub early for celebrations. It will be a Chris Huhne bumper special. Subscribing to the Guidogram makes sure that you get emailed Guido’s weekly round up of the week. Thousands of Westminster insiders read it, Downing Street never misses it. Join the conspiracy and become a subscriber to the Guidogram, free, to keep in the loop.

It is going out shortly… Gone.

You’re either in front of Guido, or behind…


276 Comments

  1. 1
    He He says:

    Dont think Hunt will be getting it this week.

  2. 2
    Father Jack says:

    Arse!

  3. 3
    Brain Dead Socialist Arsewipes In Edinburgh says:

    The Hoon spout a lot of hot air over the past few months.

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    If I hadn’t had personal experience of Chris Huhne’s meanness and dickishness then I’d think that Guido and Harry Cole were being unfairly mean. But, I couldn’t agree with them more! Pub later!

  5. 5
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Am still on Cloud ( environmentally-friendly, ozone-free, low CO2 emissions ) Nine after Hoon’s resignation!

  6. 6
    Old Pished Stained Socialist Bags R US says:

    Good riddance to the Hoon.

  7. 7
    jgm2 says:

    I think James Delingpole in your ‘Seen elsewhere’ has given the definitive farewell speech to Huhne.

    I really had no idea he was such a relentless, unremitting bastard. (Huhne that is).

  8. 8
    Debate says:

    Now we have nailed Hunt, should you not change Hunt to Bercow now?

  9. 9
    Rupert my Hero says:

    In Victory, be gracious, move on, there are still Pilgrims & Unions who are no different to Bankers in shafting the Nation

  10. 10
    Lord Stansted says:

    But is it Free-Trade CO2?

  11. 11
    Lord Stansted says:

    Nor it seems does the BBC.

  12. 12
    annette curton says:

  13. 13
    Sue me if you want, It's all buried and hidden says:

    CHRIS HUHNE WHAT A T W A T LOL

  14. 14
    Your local Compliance Officer says:

    I’ll have to check that.

  15. 15
    Sue me if you want, It's all buried and hidden says:

    Champagne all round in the politic circles tonight as that fucking rancid fart has finally left and will stop stinking the joint up with his lies and bullshit.

  16. 16
    Cell time says:

    Tremendously thoughtful piece. Captures the true feelings of all in surprisingly few words.

  17. 17
    The BBC says:

    we know everything. we don’t use it though.

  18. 18
    BBC says:

    There will always be a place for you Chris on the Newsnight sofa.

  19. 19
    ToonBob... says:

    Wonder if he, a millionaire, will be applying for legal aid ?

  20. 20
    ToonBob... says:

    If only !!

  21. 21
    nellnewman says:

    Congrats Guido.

    Just off down the pub? That’ll be for a pint or four of Top Totty Beer then?!!

  22. 22
    ToonBob... says:

    Will he be fighting to prove his innocence using tax payer funded legal aid ??

  23. 23
    here's no fool like a Huhne fool. says:

    How come divorced Huhne has not married the woman in his life whom he left his wife and children for?

    None of this would have happened if he had not had an affair. He’s lost his job as a government minister, possibly his freedom and all chances of becoming LibDem leader. All because he fancied a Doc Marten wearing Lesbian who was in a civil partnership of her own. FOOL.

  24. 24
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Whatever happened to that saddo, Pack-a-Mac, Mark Prat, Mark Park or whatever his name is, who kept insisting that Chris Hoon was a wonderful innocent MP ????

  25. 25
    smoggie says:

    Don’t worry, after a couple of years in open prison he will discover Jesus and become reborn. Like that twat Aitken.

  26. 26
    smoggie says:

    None of this would have happened if he had not took his punishment like a man.

  27. 27
    Pack a Mac says:

    Yes where is he? He was constantly coming on here and bigging up his innocent Huhne hero.

  28. 28
    smoggie says:

    To be fair he still is innocent.

    Before we hang him, he deserves a fair trial.

  29. 29
    Carina Spinagain says:

    Rampant todger has no conscience.

  30. 30
    It's the Lies wot dun it. says:

    Very true Smoggie very true.

    He lied to the police when first caught speeding that is when it started.

    But he also lied to the electorate about his marriage.
    He lied to his wife about his affair.
    He lied to Nick Clegg about calling him calamity Clegg
    And he’s still lying.

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    Truth seeker says:

    What is truly sad about all of this, is the Hoon is likely to do time for speeding. Sometimes it is best to tell the truth and shame the devil. The Hoon chose instead to turn a speeding fine into a complex soap opera. He has weaved a web from his own spin and now he is entangled in it.

  33. 33
    A Career thrown away for 3 points and 60 quid..you'd need a heart of stone not to laugh says:

    “Perverting the Course of Justice” carries a custodial sentence with max sentence of life. Normally custodial sentence usually is 3 – 6 months unless there are aggravating circumstances in which case the Courts are disposed to make an exemplary sentence(they can equally in the most rare cases award a lenient sentence emphasis on “rare occasions”) The Courts view the offence of “Perverting the Course” of Justice” as a serious offence as it goes to the heart of the Justice system and it is recommended that judges award a custodial sentence in almost every case

  34. 34
    Calamity Clegg says:

    I thought MPs were supposed to set a good example ??

    Five years in Pentonville seems reasonable.

  35. 35
    The Evidence your honour. says:

    Kier Starmer doesn’t think he’s innocent. That’s good enough for me.

    The legal loophole Lawyer on Sky said that the court case will depend on the prosecution proving that he was driving at the time as they already have two signed bits of paper, one by Huhne and the other by Vicky that Vicky was driving . But I would have thought that if the prosecution can prove that Vicky was not driving that should be good enough for most juries.

  36. 36
    It's always the cover up that does for 'em says:

    If he does time it’ll be because he is found guilty of perverting the course of justice not the original speeding offence which is not subject to a custodial sentencet merely 3 points and £60 ticket.

  37. 37
    Calamity Clegg says:

    HAHAHAHAHA !!! HATS OFF TO GUIDO !!

  38. 38
    Calamety Clegg says:

    I think in this case, then Life would be quite reasonable.

  39. 39
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Has Labour’s Small Minded Business Spokesman actually seen the Slater’s Top Totty logo, or did she get it banned based on hearsay?

    Thankfully, the profile of the brewery is raised whereas Kate Green will sink back into the obscurity she really craves.

  40. 40
    Ex-Tory says:

    Huhne’s replacement will continue liberal political/media elite’s green obsession, so no point celebrating. BBC and Sky are filling the airwaves with people paying tribute to the c*nt. Not one mention of his lies.

  41. 41
    I wanna be - a pampered MP - money, sex and attention - are just right for me says:

    Here is my last post under this moniker which was meant to last until Huhne was charged.

    The problem is that he is still an MP and, even if found guilty, will continue to be one – unless his sentence is a very stiff one… ;-)

    There are 649 more of them as well. Plus 72 MEPs.

    Using laws they passed:
    ● If you drіve a car badly, your right to drіve is withdrawn.
    ● If you are a company director and trade badly, your directorship is withdrawn.
    ● If you behave wrongly, your liberty is withdrawn.

    Yet if they behave badly, they follow these steps but only when pushed.
    ● They ignore the problem
    ● They give a non-apology
    ● They apologise to the house

    There is no redress unless their wrondoings are truly horrendous. Either way, they go out and become lobby consultants and trade on their contacts at our expense.

    This whole farrago of absurdity has to stop.

    NOW

  42. 42
    A Career thrown away for 3 points and 60 quid..you'd need a heart of stone not to laugh says:

    Ex- Cabinet Minister Jonathan Aitken got 18 months(serving 7 months of it) in 1999 for “perverting the course of Justice” so I’m guessing that’ll be around the benchmark for the tariff awarded if found guilty

  43. 43
    I don't need no doctor says:

    The Huhne bloke seems very unpopular.

  44. 44
    Lard Pressclot says:

    He’s a scoundrel – give him a Peerage.

  45. 45
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Finding God for these wankers is a well trodden path.
    As are their heartfelt desires to “give something back” to society.
    The giving back bit usually means a high salaried non-job in some obscure Quango, where they have access to taxpayer funded grant money and suchlike.

  46. 46
    Jo Moore's Almanac.."Famous Sayings and Pithy Retorts" says:

    “Be nice to the people you meet on the way up as you’re likely to meet ‘em on the way down”

  47. 47
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Ha sEd Miliband been warned off over his bash the bankers bonus? Brillo questioned Umunna, who said labour would not be asking a question in the house about Bob Diamonds forthcoming bonus. Brillo also pressed Umunna about the other RBS directors bonus, again no labour action.
    What is it with Miliband and his silly 6th form games? He tries to score political points and then shoots himself in the foot. Miliband is a joke.

  48. 48
    m'Lord Prezza of Scoff says:

    doo you mind!!! Lords is for ‘spectable folk!

  49. 49
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Gordon Brown and his looting parasite party shafted the nation, I think you will find.

  50. 50
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Do you have advice on how to get on the first rung of the ladder>

  51. 51
    Tony Bliar is really not a nice person says:

    Nothing sad about it at all, or am I missing something ?…………

  52. 52
    ToonBob... says:

    It is there in black and white, Huhne’s offences are certainly more serious than Terry’s, you would not think it listening to the Beeb.

  53. 53
    m'Lord Prezza of Scoff says:

    oh wait a mo – I contraryfied meself!

  54. 54
    Evil Landlord says:

    around the benchmark for the tariff awarded (if) WHEN found guilty

  55. 55
    Plea Bargain says:

    Yep the Sky Lawyer said his public position is taken into acount in the sentencing so 18 months would be about right. Because of sentencing guidelines Vicky can expect to get less than the Huhne.

  56. 56
    annette curton says:

    Only a politician could manage turn a possible three point penalty and £60 fine for speeding into one of perjury, prison sentence up to 10 years, Police time, CPS time @ x hundred hours, court time who knows?, shouldn’t think there would be much change out of a £1 million bill to the taxpayer and the cheeky sod will probably apply for legal aid.

  57. 57
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Mandleson can explain the finer points of the Lords.

  58. 58
    Steward for the Manor of Northstead says:

    Vacancy for the right man. Apply now

  59. 59
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Terry is a scumbag. Off with other women, racist, from a scumbag family. Maybe Terry should become an MP.

  60. 60
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I don’t get it really. Delingpole just says everyone hates him, doesnt say why. Why for example do all Labour, libdem, and the guardian hate him?

    He even mentions gove by name, whats that all about?

  61. 61
    Tony Bliar is really not a nice person says:

    I think you will find its a family thing…..

  62. 62
    Good news travels fast says:

    It’s gone Stateside.

    Huhne is no loss

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/02/03/huhne-is-no-loss/

  63. 63
    Calamity Clegg says:

    He’s the FibDem’s answer to Gordon Brown.

  64. 64
    Chuckup umananananabmamabarmy says:

    I am good aren’t I?

  65. 65
    Tony Bliar is really not a nice person says:

    And to make matters worse he is f u c k i n shit at football,especially when he wears a England shirt……….

  66. 66
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Maybe the bankers know all about the Milibands tax haven dealings.

  67. 67
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Only a pompous politician.

  68. 68
    Park Mack says:

    Chris was doing great work for this nation.
    It’s a travesty that someone with Chris Huhne’s unique ability and skill, is no longer able to selflessly devote himself to the task ahead and carry on his important work. I hope you are satisfied!

  69. 69
    Chris Hoon says:

    Who will take over my role as insidious, odious Briefer-in-Chief against Cabinet colleagues whilst I try to lie my way out of this clear my name in the courts ?

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  71. 71
    12 Just Men and Women says:

    It’s good enough for this one.

  72. 72
    Mrs. Ball-Scooper ( triple flipper ) says:

    Compared to what ?? Balls ?

  73. 73
    Archer Karcher says:

    For being a co-operative witness she should expect a suspended sentence.

  74. 74
    Ah! Monika says:

    QUOTE of the day!

  75. 75
    Anonymous says:

    It’s worth reading that post. Britain’s planeed 1.2 trillion of climate change money will have hardly any affect on global warming…it is just money flushed down the bog for no good cause.

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    nellnewman says:

    Oh Monika you can do that with dave and georgie but boris must keep his glorious head of hair!!

  78. 78
    nellnewman says:

    No-one’s indispensible. The odious vince will happily take over where you left off.

  79. 79
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Ed’s big relaunch speech was today. I think. No sign of it in the news though, for some reason.

  80. 80
    Ho ho ho says:

    Suspect that huhne will be getting “it” a bit more once he is locked up

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    Talking of huhnes, what ever happened to Byer, Byer pants on fire and to Hoon

  82. 82
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Well I’d hope for some more tittle tattle about him then.

    Come to think of it, I did hear him denying the “calamity clegg” stuff. Sounded more like Balls but less proficient.

  83. 83
    jgm2 says:

    I don’t get it either. Okay, so he did the dirty on his wife, but then half the UK does that at one time or another so he’s hardly unique. Prescott remained a figure of fun and fuckwittery. John Major just disappointed people but Huhne is quite clearly hated.

    Perhaps the hatred is, as Delingpole suggests, from those that know him. Just as the more we saw of the Maximum Imbecile, the more we listened, the more we heard, the more we all grew to loathe him maybe so it is with Huhne. To know him is to loathe him.

    Anyway, normally you’d get some apologist running out from under some rock to proclaim on the blog what a great human being he was and how we were all just bitter and jealous of the achievements of this great statesman. So far – nothing. It’s the dog that didn’t bark. Maybe he is as bad as he’s portrayed hereabouts.

    Me? I’m loving Delingpole’s invective. Did he write a similar piece when Brown fucked off? I do hope so.

  84. 84
    Lady Pryce says:

    For dropping the Huhne in the shit she desrves a medal.

  85. 85
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Ken Clarke says “legal aid, not liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikkkkkkkkkkkkkkkley”.

  86. 86
    nellnewman says:

    http://www.cityam.com/latest-news/ed-miliband-calls-one-nation-banking-attacks-

    Yep. militwit’s latest Big Idea ‘One Nation Banking’ except no-one was listening. Again.

  87. 87
    Ah! Monika says:

    About time we had a tweet from Sarah.

  88. 88
    Chuka Urmunneyaround says:

    Losing count here. Was that re-launch number 512 or 513 ? DUEMA.

  89. 89
    Ah! Monika says:

    page not found! Another conspiracy?

  90. 90
    I don't need no doctor says:

    His relaunches have something of the Titanic about them.

  91. 91

    Is that big relaunch speech as opposed to a number of small relaunch speeches or is it one of a series of big relaunch speeches occasioned by the needs of his constant and repеated failures?

    Ooops, sorry! DUEMA.

    For failures read successes and vice versa.

  92. 92
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Yes that’s a good idea as I’m having difficulty in getting off to sleep.

  93. 93
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Are we reading the same article? I was looking at one where he just asserts everyone hates huhne. And I never accept anyone’s simple assertions.

    As for an apologist, They seem to be either labour drones or dewy eyed old tory faithful, depending on who is getting the grief. Perhaps the libdems don’t get anyone that excitable about them. I certainly know sod all about him.

    I still haven’t seen anything on festering fueds and sniping hints that you see for other gits.

  94. 94
    Frayed Cable says:

    Don’t forget I have my nuclear option.

    If only I could remember where I put it.

    Where are my slippers?

  95. 95
    Nigel is Right says:

  96. 96
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Miliband plans nationalisation of the banks eh? Whatever next. I see Miliband has modelled himself on Brown and Mandleson, can it get any worse.?

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Where is my dry underwear?

  99. 99

    Huhne fell victim to his own propaganda.

    This is the sort of situation where everyone sees it apart from the propagandist.

    That is why he is universally despised.

  100. 100
    Ah! Monika says:

    Does this include the BBC?

    Ministers will “unwind” any tax avoidance schemes being used by public sector employees, Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander has announced.

  101. 101
    nellnewman says:

    The lads doing wonderfully well – don’t dent his self confidence by telling him he’s actually a failure!!

  102. 102
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    …and how much was your expense claim, Mr Farage?

  103. 103
    Ah! Monika says:

    Careful with those scissors nell

  104. 104
    David "On the make" Milliband says:

    I stuck a banana up my brothers arse

    To see what it would do

    You can see the results

  105. 105

    You could not make this stuff up, could you?

    A conference call between Scotland Yard and the FBI (on how to deal with hackers) has been intercepted and published by a member of the computer hacking group Anonymous.

  106. 106
    Da Inquirer says:

    That would be the use of teflon appliances?

  107. 107
    Hackers International says:

    We just go for what is interesting nowadays

    Our operations make Citizen Murdock look like a schoolboy

    And our Chinese partners have taken everything worth having from the Pentagon data bases and their suppliers

    The future is ours, my friends (thank God the Iranians are not onto all of this – yet)

    PS Scotchland Yard and the FBI are light years behind us….and the terrorists

  108. 108
    Ah! Monika says:

    ? When everything is Free Trade, how will we know what to buy?
    Do we start over with ” Really really ‘Free Trade ” ?

  109. 109
    Jack says:

    The two dogs of empiricism ate the cat I believe ?

    And the Labour Party at the same time…

  110. 110
    Ah! Monika says:

    Yup!

  111. 111
    Put Housing Benefit Claimants into Caravans says:

    It is especially satisfying when a slimy, wriggling politician finally gets caught. The problem is they rarely get the correct punishment.

  112. 112
    Tony Bliar is really not a nice person says:

    After reading the article I am genuinely gob smacked………Some people out there are making some serious money, almost makes you forget about the bankers…….

  113. 113
    spokesperson for The First State National Bank (prop. G. Brown) says:

    Our Blessed Leader will be here soon to announce the formation of the Nation’s new Bank.

    All other banks will forthwith be part of this bank and all assets frozen.

    Now I must go to A&E to get my head seen where the Nokia hit me!

  114. 114
    Url says:

    Aggh!.

  115. 115
    nellnewman says:

    Just had all the knives sharpened. That’s what did it!

  116. 116
    Your local Compliance Officer says:

    You will have a choice of one national store in which all you need will be available, – should you be able to afford it.

    The Store will be named the First (and only) National Store, – a kind of glorified Co-op.

    You will be given details of which day and hour you will be granted access. Feel free to gaze at the counters to see if anything is a. available and b. in your price range.

  117. 117
    nellnewman says:

    She’s too busy learning how to fence. Personally I think stonewalling would be more fun. Mandy used to be so good at that.

  118. 118

    Anyone who partakes from the menu of the Labour Party is likely to suffer dyspepsia.

    If Music Be the Food of Love… Then Prepare for Indigestion DDDBMT

  119. 119
    annette curton says:

    Left it a bit late to get into the Olympic team for 2012 hasn’t she?.

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    Mary Hinge says:

    There was some arsehole on the BBC News this afternoon giving it the “huge political talent, highly intelligent” schtick.

    The last time I heard all that bollocks it was being applied to Gordoom.

  122. 122
    Anon says:

    Good point, Ah! Aren’t most TV programmes made by “independent production companies”, or, in English, “tax avoidance scams owned by the star of the show”?

    Not just the BBC, of course, but it’s doubly infuriating when a state-run company assists its staff in their tax-dodging schemes.

  123. 123
    Panda J o ck says:

    Why does Ed keep staring at me from the other side of the mirror?

  124. 124
    Today's Top Tip says:

    Reduce prison overcrowding by locking all inmates in their cells tonight, and not opening the doors again to feed them for at least eight weeks.

  125. 125
    annette curton says:

    You are hallucinating due to a lack of Bamboo shoots.

  126. 126
    Anon says:

    If it were really Ed on the other side, he’d walk up to the glass and start licking it.

  127. 127
    Bollocks Broadcasting Corporation says:

    We are witnessing the demise of a political giant.

  128. 128
    BBC Controller says:

    Absolutely! Especially if he does some time

    He can tell us how horribly de-humanizing and utterly pointless prison is, we’ll get kuddly Ken to nod sagely in agreement, and I’m pretty sure a decent book deal and a Guardian serialisation can be sorted out.

  129. 129
    Chris Huhne says:

    I want a cell which has a view of windmills.

  130. 130
    Incapable Vince says:

    I’ve managed to avoid prosecution……..

    http://bit.ly/tXH9Ld

  131. 131
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Political pygmy, I think.

  132. 132
    nellnewman says:

    Let’s just hope gordy doesn’t send personal messages of goodwill to our Olympic Team when the time comes!

  133. 133
    Very Wealthy Windfarm Gentry says:

    Now look here, there’s no need to examine the cost price / benefit ratio quite so closely.
    Just sit quietly and let us do all the hard thinking for you.
    By the way my chaps will be visiting you in the coming months with our nice smart meters.
    These little babies can let us see what you are using and charge you accordingly.
    Of course if you don’t like the huge tariffs we will be charging for peak time energy use, you can always make that nice cuppa at 3am and avoid the surcharge.
    Oh yes if you don’t or can’t pay, we will cut you off remotely.

    Have a nice day now.

  134. 134
    Ever Hopeful says:

    That’s Huhne’s head stuck nicely on a spike. Well done Guido.
    Who’s next? Plenty to choose from. Better make it a Tory or Liebour shyster next, otherwise the poor Libdums will get evenmore paranoid.

  135. 135
    Hairy-Arsed Cellmate says:

    Hey Chris Honey, come over here and blow my windmill.

  136. 136
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    For crying out loud are you terminally dim?

    MEP’s do not claim the allowance Farage and every other MEP gets. They are paid automatically to every MEP.

    Is understanding this a little difficult for you?

  137. 137
    Bemused says:

    Are there any LimpDems left?

    Or at least any who do not use rentboys, shag spies, lie, pervert the course of justice, cheat on their wives, talk shite like Cable, abuse their position like Cable, etc etc etc

  138. 138
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Political rodent.

  139. 139
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Whitemoor it is Huhne, of course you will be in a category A prison along with murderers, rapists, terrorists and habitualy violent offenders, but I’m sure we can convince them that your presence will not lower their reputations within society.

  140. 140
    Byers market says:

    Did someone call for a taxi?

  141. 141

    Just think.

    If Spitting Image was still being made, Huhne could appear on it as himself.

  142. 142

    Just think.

    If Spitting Image was still being made, Huhne could appеar on it as himself.

  143. 143
    Lipstick Oil Prick says:

    Hey I can come back, I’m a great honest sort of Lib Dem popular with the ladies and only claimed for 3 plasma TV’s

  144. 144
    Anonymous says:

    Tribute payers are just hedging their bets in case he gets off.

  145. 145
    Professional wanker Alistair Campbell says:

    I decide who is a political giant around here and if you fuck me about you might find yourself propped up under a tree in an English wood

  146. 146
    Anon says:

    All of them could.

  147. 147
    Anonymous says:

    And probably also on Brillo’s sofa with Port*llo;he (Brillo that is) has J.Smi*h regularly appearing,but of course she was never charged & so got away with it.

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    not a machine says:

    The Huhne saga reaches trial , feb 16th , and hes going to clear his name , but what about vickys name ? If he has any middle names like Archibald or whoopie , should just add to the thing .

    The reviews of huhnes as energy minister have been interesting ” defending the nuclear program against the kneew jerk reactions of fukishama……”
    Bit of amnesia there , I am still waiting for a coherent reply as to why £1bn had been allocated to do energy wasting program of carbon capture ….
    The windturbine debate got a decent re heat , but then I have yet to hear the responsible labour minister when in gov , was it M the younger ?
    we also have the reduction in the rush for solar . or even worse on who it was who thought putting panels in land of agricultural use was a green idea .

    I can only recall ed Davys abstention and walk out on EU question , so will have to see what his thoughts are when he has had his brief , but quite a lot of things on energy have been chucked into the new , post climategate thinking and cyniscism . Curious of Nick not let Norman Lamb have a try , David Laws would have caused a lot of trouble and Tim Farron seems to choose peculiar fights .

    being as Ed Davy useuually plays defensive briefs , will be interesting to see what he chooses and if he can resolve the lobbiest battle of ideas . Take for instance smart meters (yes I know supported them ) , but I now think they do not suite all applications , I mean do you really want to know how much your washer is using , i mean you wont not the use the washer or change much about electricty use . If your generating solar then smart meters seem a must have , but I question general domestic use , I mean it wont stop any power staion being off as we operate an oversupply electricty system , from large power stations , so hows it that green at point of generation where Co2 is ??
    Huhne term has been a bit lite for me , and he never answered some of the more intrigeing questions on energy , I agree it is a technically difccult brief at the moment in part because some new large scale technologies are rather close to being reality , than theoretical , and we will all be able to have a jolly good larf , at bothering with tonnes of millenia radioactive early tech .
    The field of wonk hasnt resolved itself on technological choices , as it was all a bit desperate , If ed Davy can back the things that are the right choices then that delivery of some supply stability may put the Uk in a better position , if its another mills and Boon endless press relaeses , it will be bad and expensive choice at a key time, when the wonk ideas have be culled .

    M the younger went down well then in canary wharf …… nearly entered Mr Chuckles territory , you never know could have that PMQs where he just stares around the house before , pulling a long string of multicoloured silk hankies from his mouth , followed by a bit of fire eating ……

  149. 149
    Ex-Conservative voter says:

    As a “minority”, the Illiberal Dimocrats should be singled out for very “special” treatment.

    What I want to know is: why did Camoron appoint a successor to Huhne? Why not just abolish his Cabinet position. Cut costs, cut red-tape, cut a Illiberal Dimocrat out of the Cabinet.

  150. 150
    ToonBob... says:

    Surely just a dip in form ??

  151. 151
    The Happy Reaper says:

    The sun has got his hat on,
    Hip hip hip hooray,
    The sun has got his hat on,
    ‘Cos Chris Huhne is on his way.

    Oh, the sun has got his hat on,
    Hip hip etc.

    to be repeated many times with gusto!.

  152. 152
    The Happy Reaper says:

    Giant worm.

  153. 153
    Anonymous says:

    And again x 1000

  154. 154
    Sir William Waad says:

    Why is it impossible to be to Guido’s left? Or even to his right, though that would be quite tough to manage?

  155. 155
    Really? says:

    Alternatively, you could find yourself at the opposite extreme of ‘freedom from freedom’. Collectivised coffeebeans, overpriced-because-of-import-duty textiles.

    ‘Fairtrade’ (which I suspect is the real issue here) operates like a tax upon consumption – you’re agreeing to fund an additional level of gatekeepers whose trustworthiness you accept at face value.

    There’s no reason to impugn the reliability of any of them to find the idea of disdaining the default ‘market-clearing price’ offensive.

  156. 156
    EdButLookBalls says:

    He’ll follow the same Al-Beeba path as the Liebour Feckwits….Postie, FatButt, StrawMan, Kinnochio, NoMoneyLeft, BurnhamUp, Pantone..the list goes on who are always welcome on the various sofas of programs like Andrew Further, NoNewsNight etc..etc…WTF!!!

  157. 157
    Diane Fatbott says:

    YES !! Finally ! Take me to the House of Commons.

  158. 158
    Chris Hoon says:

    My new career will be teaching my revolutionary new technique of “remote driving”.

  159. 159
    The Paragnostic says:

    Righteous!

    I thought for a moment they’d managed to penetrate the phone switch, but it turns out to be an email hack, but still 1-0 to Anonymous.

    I wonder how many heads will roll for this?

  160. 160
    Really? says:

    What is particularly odd about today’s news is that Huhne is item one, Terry (or ‘winter brings cold weather’ shock) is number two and a supposedly ‘major speech’ by Ed Miliband doesn’t figure at all. Even the Captive State Broadcaster relegates him to a footnote on their headlines page.

    DUEMA must up its game!

  161. 161
    Lemsip Ropedick says:

    Can I come back into the FibDems ? I’m just a nobody again.

  162. 162
    The Paragnostic says:

    Viz: Ronson, Gerald. Has led an exemplary Jewish family life since that little indiscretion at Guinness. Now honoured.

  163. 163
    annette curton says:

    Huhne school of motoring, all cars fitted with dual controls and an eco-friendly windmill assisted power train (please check weather forecast before booking lesson), beginners crash course available at special rates.

  164. 164
    nellnewman says:

    Dear militwit appe@rs to have been ignored by the media today – will have to save his Bog Idea for One Nation Banking for another relaunch, another day.

  165. 165
    nellnewman says:

    I think they’d have more success by inviting jeremythorpe back first.

  166. 166
    Really? says:

    I thought they had to sneak in and sign a little book. In fact, there’s a film about it on Youtube. German RTL, with subtitles and a special appearance from some disclosure-loving security guards.

  167. 167
    I'll take the risk says:

    This is crazy, The world is going to heat up from man-made global warming, we are all going to suffer and the man who could stop it is going to be in jail.

    Oh well….

  168. 168
    Ah! Monika says:

    Better still, the dog.

  169. 169
    Well it's a thought says:

    You need to think of a better way to wind the nutters on here, 0 out of 10, please try harder.

  170. 170
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Anyone else see the bird who walked out with Keir Starmer’s office before he made the announcement? God she had massive tits, who is she?

  171. 171
    nellnewman says:

    I thought she was the make-up lady.

  172. 172
    Chris Huhne says:

    It’s not my fault, I was abused………………………online.

  173. 173
    nellnewman says:

    “and the man who could stop it is going to be in jail.”

    Like King Canute huhne thought he could turn the tide. starmer of the CPS (belatedly it’s true) showed that he couldn’t.

  174. 174
    annette curton says:

    Is going to?, when exactly… *** breaking news*** Italy experiences coldest seasonal temperatures for 27 years, hundreds freeze to death in Eastern Europe as temperatures plunge to -30. Chris better hope he gets issued with a 30 tog duvet.

  175. 175
    nellnewman says:

    Well with due respect Monika there are an awful lot of dogs in UK leftie politics. So which one did you have in mind?

  176. 176
    nellnewman says:

    Oh not to worry annette , prisons are heated to a similar tropical temperature that equals the heat in our residential care homes for the elderly.

    All very comfortable and all at taxpayers expense of course.

  177. 177
    stun says:

    Would this be a good time to tell the DECC about the shale gas?

  178. 178
    nellnewman says:

    Because he has a legally binding agreement to provide the libdems with five ministerial positions until 2015 (when the gloves come off).

    And frankly the climate change minister’s job is not a job any self respecting tory would take. Held by militwit under labour and now huhne under the coalition. Says it all. Pointless position best occupied by a pointless libdem person.

  179. 179
    Al-Megrahi says:

    Fuck, it’s even snowing in Libya. Can I come back to Scotland yet?

  180. 180
    Matthew Hopkins says:

    At the risk or completely changing the subject – anyone know if it’s legal to use a website I suspect you claimed for on expenses to advertise and make profit from your own “literary” works that you also own a good portion of the publishers to?

    not that anyone should put Bell under a spotlight – even if they can find him ion Paris that is…

    http://www.stuartbellmp.org/#/BOOKS/

  181. 181
    Technomist says:

    And managed to get HMRC to let you off with having to pay only half of the penalties they insist to many other VAT defaulters they have no discretion to vary.

  182. 182

    One gun

    Two bullets

    Cable, Bercow, Balls

    Which one gets spared?

  183. 183
    Precis says:

    FFS I take it report writing is not your forte

  184. 184
    Mrs. Ball-Scooper ( triple flipper ) says:

    Would have to save Balls. He’s bound to get done for food poisoning someone with his lasagne.

  185. 185
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Bercow, her head is empty so the bullet would do no good.

  186. 186
    Poor Bill says:

    Meanwhile in the real world, the Germans are in China trying to secure support for the New Reich Lite.
    God bless them they don’t give up do they. As she is an (ex) marxist and running an export dependent economy they have a lot in common.

  187. 187
    inside- out says:

    Why has he just bought that new house in Clerkenwell,to use up all the spare cash.Now he can claim he is broke, and living on his MP’s salary, and supporting his children by his ex-wife.

  188. 188

    Sally is a threat to no one. As soon as her husband is not Spеaker, she will be ignored. She will never get elected.

    I should have said Bercow, Balls Cable. Together that would be as useless as BBC.

  189. 189
    R U Fick or Wot? says:

    You are like a broken record. Farage is knocking the MEP’s expense system, not endorsing it.

    FFS you have been banging on about this for ages and you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

    FARAGE IS AGAINST THE BLOATED MEP EXPENSES GRAVY TRAIN.

  190. 190
    Moscow Mike Handycock (sex Tourist on Taxpayer's money) says:

    Well said Mark. Chris is a Giant politician who is clearly innocent and will be shown so to be in Court, the Grand Master has assured me. Boaz.

  191. 191
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    And he’s lied to us about global warming bollocks. Brrrrr, I’m freezing.

  192. 192
  193. 193
    The natural world. says:

    Crikey it’s even colder tonight. They say it will warm up tomorrow….I hope so.

    No wind = no windmills turning.
    Darkness = no PV panels generating.

    Good riddance to the Huhne.

  194. 194
    Chris Hoon says:

    The World is getting warmer.

  195. 195
    The Vince says:

    Cable. At least he cracked a good joke about Gordon. The other two have never done anything worthwhile.

  196. 196
    I wonder.... says:

    Has anyone ever seen Rod Liddle and Carina Trimingham in the same room?

  197. 197
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Bet the Hoon household is a great place to be tonight.

  198. 198
    tell it like it really is says:

    Not that I care for Mehdi Hassan (tip, judging by the appearance of his eyes he would do well to have his thyroid checked) but he did put his finger on the utter inadequacy of Red Ed when he said “Can anyone actually picture (Red ED) on the steps of No. 10 as PM?

    Cue: Loud uncontrolled laughter.

  199. 199
    one man kackfest says:

    Who writes this shit?

  200. 200
    South of the M4 says:

    Balls. Twice, to make sure.

  201. 201
    Anonymous says:

    I wonder what he gets up to in the prostitute capital of Europe.

  202. 202
    Anonymous says:

    He goes off on one occasionally. Think it’s got to do with him being alone in his bedsit and the days wanking quota schedule.

  203. 203
    Calamity Clegg says:

    In order to show support to Chris Hoon, all of Chris’ friends, supporters and admirers will be holding a meeting tomorrow afternoon. Would you all please meet up inside the telephone kiosk in Eastleigh High Street.

  204. 204
    Taxman says:

    400 images of Harry Rednapp on Google images and none of him wearing specs.
    But he seems to have discovered that they add an air of gravitas in court. Somebody should ask him if they are bi-focal or Variofocal, and what his prescription is.

  205. 205
    Watch says:

    It’s cold because without the Huhne, our whole infrastructure can’t cope.

  206. 206
    ed wavey davey says:

    They replace one eco loon with another ffs.

  207. 207
    Ah! Monika says:

    If all Chris Huhne’s friends were to join hands, the chain would reach to prison

  208. 208
    AC1 says:

    Both in a bubble trying to repair the pop by pumping in more air.

  209. 209
    AC1 says:

    No. That’s not CNUT’s lesson.

  210. 210
    the guiness book of bollocks says:

    Willy Wowden has made 18,539 tweets, all of them bollocks.

  211. 211
    Hos-pit-UL it's not says:

    To all BBC reporters

    For Christs sake it’s HospitAL

    TotaAL not ul

    To not teh

    Aitch Dee not HHhhhaich Dee

    And so on.

  212. 212
    Kirsty Walk says:

    Do you like my Primark SALE dress?

  213. 213
    the guiness book of bollocks says:

    Update, make that 18,542.

  214. 214
    the eco loon is dead, long live the eco loon! says:

    Ed Davey is a worthy successor to the Huhnedog.

  215. 215
    Kier Starmer says:

    I must apologise for not giving the 30 second delay before announcing the conclusion.

  216. 216
    Ah! Monika says:

    + 1

  217. 217
    Ah! Monika says:

    When will Cable snap? Can’t be long now.

  218. 218
    The wicked BBC says:

    Why has the BBC gone into mourning at the demise of Chris Huhne?

    Do they not realise that perverting justice will bring the law and order of a country into total chaos?

  219. 219
    Ah! Monika says:

    God help anyone who tries to take a photo with the flash on.

  220. 220
    Ban the BBC says:

    OMG. It seems that forcing British taxpayers to pay for ridiculous green taxation is now official BBC policy.

    Fuck the BBC. Scrap it NOW.

  221. 221
    Abdelbaset al-Megrahi says:

    It’s my ambition to live to see Huhne in jail

  222. 222
    Dick Turpin says:

    Evan Harris on Newsnight just now has said that, at the next election, the LibDems will “require the electorate” to tell the difference between the LD’s and the Tories.

    No, Evan, that’s a bit the wrong way round. The electorate aren’t “required” to do anything. It’s up to you and your colleagues to offer yourselves for election, not the other way round.

    What a c*ntingly presumptuous comment.

  223. 223
    piss off says:

    Who is that ridiculous little turd with the stupid fucking hair who has been on the TV all day bleating about Huhne….

  224. 224
    Good News says:

    Vicky has just give an extra long belt to her ex to take into prison with him,

  225. 225
    Confused Canadian dropping by says:

    Shouldn’t it be FAIR TRADE CO2?

  226. 226
    Confused Canadian dropping by says:

    Even The New York Times has a (rather dry) story on it. That’s the big time over here.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/world/europe/resignation-of-minister-shakes-camerons-coalition-in-britain.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

  227. 227
    Errors and corrections says:

    ‘in which all you need will be available’

    In line with current retail outlets this will be purely illusionary

  228. 228
    Your local Compliance Officer says:

    We would have to check with the appropriate regulatory bodies before we could comment on that – pending a definitive or provisional answer. I hope that helps.

  229. 229
    Your local Compliance Officer says:

    We KNOW what you will need, – no illusion there at all!

    If you feel you need anything different or else, mandatory attendance at an ongoing Educational Session – tailored to your needs – will be required.

  230. 230
    The BBC is a Soviet entity and if Cameron weren't a cunt he'd scrap it. says:

    The BBC loves forcing the public to pay for things the public doesn’t want.

    The License Fee, for instance.

  231. 231
    Hello says:

    I gather someone resigned today?

  232. 232
    The Direktor of Plitically Krect and Konvenient Troof at Al Ja Beeeba, the Brown Bullshit Corpse says:

    You are under a misapprehension if you think that the Law has any bearing on what we do (just try not paying your Telly Tax!)

    We are trying our hardest to obtain justice and a return of our Great and Glorious Leader, Comrade Gordon Brownstainovich, the Great Helmsman and Saviour of the World.

    Now go away and find the money for your telly tax, – and the carbon tax for our windmills.

    And before you start complaining, remember that the Son of Blair, Comrade Camamong, supports us.

  233. 233
    Technomist says:

    No-one who can’t be replaced

  234. 234
    Technomist says:

    I can go for days without watching BBC TV and find there is very little I have missed out on.

  235. 235
    Technomist says:

    Just stand in the garden and wave your arms about like a windmill. This has the advantage of warming you up even when it it dark, so no need for solar panels. Be careful not to fart when you do this though, or you will be fined for enviro-crime.

  236. 236
    Christopher Huhne says:

    My favourite song is Speed Demon by Michael Jackson.

  237. 237
    NightBot says:

    Play nicely or I may have to ban you.

  238. 238
    Parasite class, it's a way of life and hereditry says:

    Paxo is guilty of this, among others.

  239. 239
    Some Geezer wot thinks Huhne may have heard this song as a young man says:

    Chris Huhne’s political future:

  240. 240
    Anonymous says:

    The drop in stink, lies and bullshit will be negligable, there are plently more rancid politicians to go round.

  241. 241
    albacore says:

    So he’s got to face the music, has Huhne
    The media, they’re all playing that tune
    On other matters you won’t hear a peep
    Though it’s not that the press has gone to sleep
    The state’s got the newspups under its thumb
    Any time it wants, it shackles them dumb
    There’s a hearing on Monday you won’t hear about
    Watch the decibel count when that scoop does get out

  242. 242
    Me and Mine says:

    It’s DOPEY SOPHIE trying to sound lucid. Shame it didn’t work.

  243. 243
    English comprehension Part 1 says:

    Smogs, I think you mean none of his would have happened if he HAD taken his punishment. Admit he got caught, pay the fine and carry onas normal. The fact that he did not do this is why he is now in ye doodoo.

  244. 244
    English comprehension Part 1 says:

    Seven months in 1999 was ok, but in case you had not noticed, inflation in the intervening years would now take that seven months nearer to thirty. Just like the cost of a loaf between then and now. Don’t forget to throw away the keys once he is inside.

  245. 245
    English comprehension Part 1 says:

    No sir, not weaved, but woven.

    Remedial classes for you for the next week.

  246. 246
    Proper endings is Us says:

    and when I took it down again
    It was covered with his poo.

  247. 247
    B. Gorrah says:

    I understood fencing to be the province of the pikeys.

  248. 248
    B. Gorrah says:

    Yes but could Wavy not have changed or limited that Ministerial brief to one of solely supervising the street sweepers? No more about windmills to worry about but still covers “Environmental” matters.

  249. 249
    B. Gorrah says:

    No, not occasionally. It’s every fucking time he switches his laptop on. Bloody verbal diahorrea clogging up our bandwidth.

  250. 250
    B. Itchy says:

    oooh! Female canines are known by another name.

  251. 251
    B. Itchy says:

    She is Frau Leadingfromdefront.

  252. 252
    English comprehension Part 1 says:

    Good lad. Keep it up.

    Could you also please ask them to stop gabbling, swallowing the ends of their words and waving their arms about while you are at it?

  253. 253
    English comprehension Part 1 says:

    Close, but no cigar. The word is ‘licence’. A noun, not a verb.

    More remedial for you I’m afraid.

  254. 254
    Outsomniac says:

    Oi, teasing folk at night
    it just ain’t right.

  255. 255

    Shhhh, we’re not supposed to talk about it, but a Teesside MP, reknowned for his absenteeism, has allegedly taken out a Ryan Giggs-style gagging order surrounding a forthcoming trial following an incident at last years Remembrance Sunday parade. Apparently, the person on trial has said that he would be happy to go to court and make public what he knows about the MP concerned. Wonder what it is that the MP wants to keep quiet. Must be pretty bad if he’s going to these lengths to stop it getting out.

  256. 256
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    That video is about friday attendance allowances dimwit, where most of the useless MEP’s slope off after signing in. Are you suggesting Farage was involved? If so show me the video of HIM stealing the attendance allowance money.

    Now Fcuk off and lie about your sex life or something equally unimportant.

  257. 257
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Obviously you are too thick to understand facts. It’s not uncommon among tribal tossers.

  258. 258
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Ed Miliband’s tenure involved signing the country up to a £780 billion millstone that will eventually kill the economy. Followed by fanatical ze’alot Huhne and his massively expensive windpower nonsense. Far from harmless, placing imbeciles in such positions, is extremely dangerous.

  259. 259
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    albacore, your a poet, and you know it,
    but if you’ve got a secret, why don’t you show it.

  260. 260
    Very Wealthy Wind Farm Gentry says:

    Shale gas does not exist and even if it did, it would cause massive earthquakes trying to remove it and whole cities could simply collapse into dust. No, the way forward is wind power and lots of it!

  261. 261
    Technomist says:

    I don;t know very much about Teeside. Who are the MPs there?

  262. 262

    Oborne on Osbourne gets it just right:

    Indeed if Alistair Darling made one fundamental error when he bailed out RBS it is this: instead of hiring old-fashioned bank manger types to sort out the mess he brought in yet more investment bankers, a classic example of the super-rich type that brought Britain to its knees in the first place.

    http://tinyurl.com/78jn892

  263. 263
    nellnewman says:

    stuartbell and verabaird.

    can’t be anything to do with either of those ‘upstanding’ members of parliament can it?

  264. 264
    Ha hah says:

    A lovely bunch, including:

    Vera Baird
    Stuart Bell
    Ian Wright
    Ashok Kumar
    Frank Cook
    Dari Tailor

  265. 265
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Perhaps he’ll get Alzheimers to get released from jail and then be miraculously cured like Ernest Saunders.

    An example to medical science.

  266. 266
    smoggie says:

    What’s interesting is that he intends to mount a “robust defence”. Which presumably means he is going to plead not guilty. If subsequently he is convicted does that not mean he will be probably be guilty of perjury also if he continued to claim he was not the one behind the wheel of the car? If his ex claims that he was, then at least one of them will have perjured him/herself.

    It will mean more jail time for one of the pair unless they start getting their stories straight.

    It’s one thing to brazen it out in the press but quite another to do so in front of a judge under oath.

  267. 267
    Anonymous says:

    Prosecution make big point of fibbing to a NOTW ‘journo’ who incidentally recorded the conversation without permission or stating it was being done. Dear oh dear oh dear.

  268. 268

    When you suffer from delusions of deity, these considerations do not even register.

  269. 269

    Had a good poke about but nothing so far.

    Maybe it is so secret that the judge dare not even tell himself.

  270. 270
    nellnewman says:

    Well according to the press there was a similar case last year where both defendants were given reduced prison sentences of 6 months each because of their guilty plea.

    If his wife pleads guilty ( & difficult to see how she can do anything else given she’s the one who brought this all about) then she’ll be the one with the reduced sentence if the case against them is proved. In that event huhne will get a longer sentence for lying.

    Interesting scenario.

  271. 271
    Cressida's Dick says:

    It’s only fair that as he wanted Vicky to take his points he takes her jail sentence.

    Release him in june 2015 then the cnut will have to look for a proper job.

  272. 272
    Moscow Mike Handycock (sex Tourist on Taxpayer's money) says:

    That is a scandalous and unfair thing to say. How dare you? We MP’s are models of morality, integrity, and probity. We are also very hard working and scrupulous at making sure we are guardians of taxpayer’s money. Jahbulon.

  273. 273
    Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Queen Street says:

    I totally endorse what Mike says, especially with regards to those MP’s who are members of the Craft. Boaz.

  274. 274
    Very Wealthy Windfarm Gentry also Donors to the LibDem Party says:

    Here is some more money for the Party, Boys and Girls.

  275. 275
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