February 3rd, 2012

The Exchange of Letters

Dear David,

This letter is to submit with much regret my resignation as Energy and Climate Change Secretary. I intend to mount a robust defence against the charges brought against me, and I have concluded that it would be distracting both to that effort and to my official duties if I were to continue in office.

It has been an honour to negotiate and then serve in the first coalition government of modern times which has substantial achievements both in reducing the economic dangers faced by our country, and in making progress with policies to tackle climate change and provide energy security. Internationally, we have helped to build a coalition of ambitious countries in Europe and beyond to put the United Nations process back on track.

It has been a privilege to be a minister in the coalition government, and I wish the administration every success with the environmental and economic challenges that lie ahead.

Best wishes 

Chris Huhne

Dear Chris,

Thank you for your letter informing me of your decision to resign from the Government. I believe you have made the right decision under the circumstances.
You have made a very significant contribution to the Government, of which you can be justly proud.

You were a member of the team which negotiated the formation of the Coalition Government between the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats in those crucial days after the General Election, with our shared commitment to come together as two distinct political parties and govern in the national interest.

As Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, you have led the Government’s efforts to live up to its responsibility to tackle climate change with great passion and distinction. You played a key role in securing the progress made at the Cancun and Durban summits, and I pay tribute to the leadership you showed at both. You have been determined to deliver on our pledge that this should be the greenest Government ever, recognising that cutting carbon emissions is not a luxury but a necessity. And you have relentlessly championed green growth.

Thank you too for the important contribution you have made as a member of the National Security Council since its inception, not only on security of our energy supply, but also in our discussions on Afghanistan, and during the Libya campaign.

Like the Deputy Prime Minister, I am sorry to see you leave the Government under these circumstances and wish you well for the future.


160 Comments

  1. 1
    Result! says:

    Fuck off Hunt!

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    • 11
      People never learn says:

      See, the tories are just as eco-insane as the libdums. Possibly because half of them are pocketing the subsidies.

      Help us United Kingdom Independence Party, you’re our only hope.

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      • 14
        Sir Aston Martin says:

        Dear Chris

        You are a grave liability and thank heaven I talked Starmer into getting rid of you.

        Clegg next.

        Yours etc.

        D. Cameron

        PS Hahahahahahahahaha!

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      • 139
        Maximus says:

        The giveaway is this: “Internationally, we have helped to build a coalition of ambitious countries in Europe and beyond to put the United Nations process back on track.”

        This line is redundant from a resignation letter. So what is the point of putting it there? To send “a message”.

        The vile toad/y serves the unelected, corrupted and corrupting UNO and its agendas – we knew that already. Part of it then is to tell people just how he serves the UNO – by putting it above his constituents.

        The other part is more intriguing, as it is far from obvious that “a coalition of ambitious countries in Europe” has been/is being built, even in view of Disengaged Dave’s veto stunt. It would of course be entirely in character to try to smear Cameron in his resignation letter. But it also asks the public “Are you really sure Dave’s not also fully in on this UNO power grab?”

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        • 148
          john in cheshire says:

          You’re correct, not a word from Mr Huhne about serving the people who pay his wages, not even about the service to his constituents. But I suspect we are the last people to whom he, or any of the 650 parasites for that matter, give any thought.

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      • 155
        speak as i find says:

        agree 100% UKIP 4 the win

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    • 18
      Chris Huhne is innocent, allegedly says:

      Let’s give the England captaincy to Chris Huhne. His appointment would double the number of brain cells in the entire England team overnight.

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      • 47
        Put Housing Benefit Claimants into Caravans says:

        About time too, this p@isonous little sh1t should have resigned months ago. Now we just have to suffer the increased energy bills he caused.

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    • 44
      Sir Barrington Minge says:

      About fucking time…TAXI FOR HUHNE?

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    • 59
      Wheres my Benefits? says:

      What a Huhne…

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    • 71
      Anonymous says:

      A niell tweets that V Cable and Cleggs wife may be called because Vicky Price confided in them. Where would that leave Clegg?

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    • 140
      Jo Bloggs says:

      Eton really equips its lads to say “fuck off and die you pleb”in such a nice way.
      If only others could be so refined.

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    • 149
      Jabba the Cat says:

      “Fuck off Huhne!”

      +1000 :)

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  2. 2
    Professor Henry Brubaker, Institute for Studies says:

    A pair of lying bastards

    Neither of those letters is sincere.

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    • 8
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      you know, up to the election I thought Dave was only pretending to be a libdem. He might have meant all that!

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    • 24
      Archer Karcher says:

      Never before in human history, has so much bollocks been written in two letters, by two men.

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    • 160
      Susie says:

      That’s the problem. Cameron’s probably is sincere… He’s so clueless it’s scary! He actually still believes that 380 ppm of carbon — a trace gas — in the atmosphere cause the climate change.

      Come on Guido, nail the head man, we know you can do it.

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  3. 3
    Congratulations are in order says:

    WELL DONE GUIDO!!!!

    Have a good one!

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    • 33
      Keir Starmer says:

      Yes…my TV appearance was absolutely vital. A press release would not have been enough in the circumstances. Now…what did I do with Simon Cowell’s mobile number?

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    • 42
      Anonymous says:

      Great opportunity to merge Energy and Transport and add in Communications which has been lost in the Ministry of Fun (DCMS) to create an “Infrastructure Ministry” to help pull together the private investment we need (including from overseas sovereign wealth funds) to do as our ancestors did and use recession as an opportunity to get better quality at lower cost when building for the future.

      Sorry – we are not supposed to make serious political points on Order.Order.

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  4. 4
    Ed the Axeman says:

    Chris Huhne has been charged with perverting the course of justice,

    Police say they know his wife couldn’t have been driving due to the fact the car was travelling in a straight line.

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  5. 5
    graham smith says:

    this is an outbreak of lying they are all at it

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  6. 6
    Rat's arse says:

    Onwards & upwards Guido! Now, about Twatson, snotty McShame etc…. come on, no time to be resting on your laurels!

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  7. 7

    Maybe now we can get sensible policies about energy implemented.

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    • 16
      Grommit says:

      Not a chance. There’s good tax money in keeping the fear of co2 turned up to the max.

      The windmillmeister is dead, long live the windmillmeister, whoever he is.

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    • 40
      Very Wealthy Wind Farm Gentry says:

      Listen dear chap, I don’t get billions in subsidy from little plebs every year for doing nothing, well actually I do but that’s between me and my lovely green lobby chums, now pay up.

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  8. 9
    Only Joking says:

    Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer has just announced that Guido Fawkes will be charged with perverting the course of justice by taking Vicky Pryce’s Nectar Points

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    • 67
      The "Ex" Factor says:

      The Director of Public Prosecutions announces he will be going after Guido for a breach of an arcane 1668 statute forbidding drinking Alcohol for breakfast. It carries a maximum sentence of being hung drawn and quartered

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  9. 10
    Legal crook says:

    Wouldn’t ‘fuck off you’re not wanted’ suffice.

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  10. 12

    As much as I loathe Huhne, and as much as I love Guido, this mornings posts are a tad too ‘lynch mob’. His Grace has wise words, as ever:

    http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/2012/02/chris-huhne-is-innocent.html

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    • 58
      Sir Ian Paisley says:

      Guilty as charged take him down.

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    • 147
      CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

      Sorry mate, do you think Huhne would consider a Tory “innocent until proved guilty” if they were charged with a criminal offence? Of course he wouldn’t. Huhne would be all over the media like a rash tarring all the Conservative Party as criminals in order to make political capital out of the situation. He4’s probably be leaking incriminating document to the media in order to prejudice the case.

      Huhne doesn’t deserve the considerations normally given to other people.

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  11. 13
    Rakes Progress says:

    Hell hath no fury eh? I’d better watch my back!

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  12. 15
    Johnny Norfolk says:

    I cannot stand the man. I hope he never returns. He is just what we get now in politics untrustworthy with no standards.

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  13. 20
    Mr Reasonable says:

    For once it seems justice may be served.

    This is exactly the rsult that was needed.

    Well done Guido. Now go get the rest of the lying troughers.

    Tonight I drink to you and to justice.

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  14. 22
    I don't need no doctor says:

    The BBC, yet more opinions and less facts. Norman Smith makes it up as he goes along. Huhne for BBC Director General.

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  15. 23
    You got more mouth than a cows got cunt says:

    Will he get the same cosy cell as Archer in HMP Ford??

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  16. 26
    Divemaster says:

    Let’s hope the tax payer will not be paying for his defence team!

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    • 126
      inside- out says:

      That would have to be some defence. Prehaps he could get a jury from Broadmore Security hospital for the criminally insane he might stand a chance.I can’t think of any other defence he could mount. Its a straight his word against hers, case,and the rumour is she is going to cop a plea.Bye Bye Huhne.

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  17. 27
    Sophie says:

    Climate Change!

    Do these people not follow what is really going on?

    Man made climate change- surely someone in Government has to realise that the game is up?

    Vote UKIP – nuclear power & no more useless subsidised solar & wind frauds.

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    • 38
      Me and mine says:

      DOPEY SOPHIE YOU MAY GO (and boil your addled head).

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    • 49
      Very Wealthy Wind Farm Gentry says:

      Of course they know what’s going on, me and my German and Chinese pals are making billions out of this scam.
      It is important that you understand, crooked politicians are in on it too. Now pay up or my smart meter will disconnect you, remotely.

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      • 114
        in fear of the Disconnect says:

        Oh please Sir – no Sir – not a disconnect!

        I plead for mercy . mercy – mercy – oh sir please sir I’ll do anything – anything you want!

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        • 132
          Just a suggestion says:

          Creep!

          Put a jumper on and get some firewood in. Worked very well for all our ancestors before some clown invented/discovered electricity. Then chuck another shrimp on the barbie..

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  18. 28
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    All together ! “That’s the sound of a Huhne , Working on a chain gang ”

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  19. 29
    5..4..3..2..1..Hangfire says:

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  20. 31
    BenchBacker says:

    Huhne finally pays the Pryce….

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  21. 34
    un believer says:

    And somehow guido tries to take the credit

    pretty feeble, he’s just been covering the story like so many others.

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  22. 35
    Flog The Swines says:

    Perhaps him and his odious wife could borrow the shield of justice and sword of truth from the liar jonathon atkin.

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  23. 36
    Anonymous says:

    I am leaving the Governement to spend more time with my lawyers. I also have an interesting offer from the BBC to become the new face of Stig!

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  24. 37
    Mornington Crescent says:

    I think this calls for a few pints of Top Totty.

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  25. 43
    I wanna be - a pampered MP - money, sex and attention - are just right for me says:

    What is everybody celebrating for?

    This is a terrible day for politics.

    It is a disgrace that an MP, a minister even, a Liberal Democrat planet saver, should not be able to distribute his points in any way that he should see fit…

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  26. 45
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Harman, Kerry, faux labour feministas why didin’t you do anything about Top Totty in 2007?

    http://www.slatersales.co.uk/hofc/pages/7_jpg.htm

    Funny how David Kidney (Labour) promoted the stuff then.

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  27. 48
    Adam Werritty. says:

    So according to Dave Chris Huhne can be proud of his record in Government.

    An extra million people are without jobs we are neither in nor out of Europe and face financial meltdown.

    What fucking planet is he living on?

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    • 109
      Desperate Dan says:

      I don’t know what the word is for saying someone can be proud of their record in government when you don’t mean a word of it.

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  28. 54
    Allan D says:

    Electricity payers heave an enormous sigh of collective relief. Bad news for the LibDems is good news for OAPs saved from a grisly end of hypothermia this winter.

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    • 99
      Very Wealthy Wind Farm Gentry says:

      Don’t count on it, there are a lot of important people making a hell of a lot of subsidy money out of the green lobby. Thankfully we get paid huge amounts for doing nothing, especially when it’s too windy or freezing cold.

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  29. 54
    G-dard says:

    F*cking NR – honestly what a c**t:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-16870628

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  30. 57
    Chris Huhne says:

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  31. 63
    They're all the same says:

    Just because you are a Government minister dosnt mean you can change the climate. The sun changes the climate-end of.
    Stop wasting our taxes and how much electricity do these stupid windmills use in cold weather to be kept turning so they dont freeze up because ther is no sodding wind blowing.

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  32. 66
    Coincidence says:

    The CPS has taken down it’s sentencing guidelines for perverting the course cof justice. Odd that.

    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/sentencing_manual/perverting_the_course_of_justice/

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  33. 68
    Phil says:

    The B

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  34. 69
    Phil says:

    The belgrano headline sums this up – “GOTCHA”

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  35. 70
    Ed Davey says:

    Hehehehehehe…

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  36. 75
    I wanna be - a pampered MP - money, sex and attention - are just right for me says:

    A good day to bury bad Huhne.

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  37. 76
    Penfold says:

    Dear Chris,

    You are a complete moron and cretin and I have serious reservations about your Climate Change credentials and the manner in which you are acting which will see the lights go out all over the UK.

    This charge gives me the opportunityy to ditch you without any rancour from your useless stablemates. So sayanara, enjoy your bitch time whilst incarcerated, but don’t expect to come back.

    Oh, by the way, Ken’s paln to shorten the time that criminal records stand on file is a lost cause, there will be no changes. There will be changes at the House though and MP’s found guilty in criminal cases will lose all benefits and pension rights. Enjoy.

    Yours,

    Dave.

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  38. 77
    Legal crook says:

    Is Labour dim? This started with an allegation to the police from a labour MP. Surely Huhne causing trouble and being disliked inside gov is better than being out of gov. Is this another Red ED own goal!

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    • 93
      David Laws stole £40K of YOUR money. says:

      15 years after Labour’s 1997 victory, they’ve finally done some good.

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  39. 78
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Oh for fucks sake the BBC are acting like the queen has died. Fuck off you BBC mongs, Huhne is a shit a first class leftist shit.

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  40. 80
    Tim Stamper says:

    Laws out. Huhne out. Only one more to go

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  41. 81
    Jack the Ripper says:

    I’m not sharing a cell with a shit like him!

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  42. 82
    nellnewman says:

    Oh he’s resigned1 I’m so disappointed I had hoped to see dave sack him. He deserved no less.

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  43. 83
    KS says:

    All the available evidence, including the new material, has now been carefully considered by the CPS and we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against Mr Huhne and Ms Pryce for perverting the course of justice.

    The essence of the charges is that between March and May 2003, Mr Huhne, having allegedly committed a speeding offence, falsely informed the investigating authorities that Ms Pryce had been the driver of the vehicle in question, and she falsely accepted that she was the driver.

    Accordingly, summonses against both Mr Huhne and Ms Pryce have been obtained from Westminster Magistrates Court and those summonses will now be served on them. They are due to appear in court on 16 February this year.

    http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/press_statements/cps_statement_on_huhne_and_pryce/index.html

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  44. 88
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    fucking hell it’s bum bandit city on the BBC today.

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    • 112
      Honky Tonk Woman says:

      To be fair to the BBC, they’d be hard pushed to find any heterosexuals or women in the LibDems.

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  45. 94
    Anonymous says:

    When are you up before the beak Guido or have they committed you to public transport, you were very quiet about it.

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  46. 97
    Munterwatch UK says:

    Jeez, the bint on the MatureDating advert looks like one of Huhne’s exes!

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  47. 100
    Desperate Dan says:

    According to reports, he has a large following amongst psychopathic wing of the LibDems.

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  48. 101
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Jesus there’s another lefty shirt lifter on the Daily Politics in a pink shirt right now, talk about being a queen.

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  49. 103
    Chris Huhne, still an MP bitches says:

    Dear Dave,

    I’ve tried my best to cover the country in pointless and expensive wind farms. I’m going now but I’ve locked you into green spending commitments, the scale and extent of which will only become clear just before the next general election.

    Yours,

    Chris Huhne, MP

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  50. 104
    Football Fan says:

    Now then Avram. You’ve taken down John Terry. That’s enough for one day.

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  51. 105
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    What if SHE pleads GUILTY !!!
    Answers on a postcard please.

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  52. 107
    Universal Hiss says:

    We have seen the hubris. Let’s hope retribution and nemesis follows.

    Them ancient Greeks knew a thing or two. Lovely irony that Ms.Pryce happens to be of Greek stock.

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  53. 108
    Justice Pervert says:

    There was was a man called Chris Huhne
    Who had sex with a captive baboon
    The act required some strength
    And he denied it at length
    Until a baby was born one full moon

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  54. 113
    The Doddering Old Fart. says:

    My Old Man says follow the van and don’t dilly dally on the way.
    There goes the man with his nice ex wifey,
    Up to the neck in their self inflicted shyty,
    Singing
    “What the fuck happenend?
    This isn’t suppose to happen,
    I am such a pretty little boy.
    But I still get my pension,
    Till I go up into heaven,
    And I don’t give a shit anyway.”
    I don’t have to resign from parliament do I just because someone says I’m lying? I mean isn’t that what I get paid for. Your still talking to me aren’t you Nick. What about you Vince, your talking to me aren’t you.

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  55. 119
    Barry Soetoro says:

    Goodwin stripped of his knighthood, Huhne charged.

    Since they have thrown out some token carcasses for the Goyim to chew on, it means there must be something afoot? Some big legislative change, or bailout, or decision to go to war being enacted?

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  56. 125
    Catcher in the Rye says:

    Good to see that Brillo, Portillo and Ally Campbell nailed it on ‘This Week’ last night: “If the CPS are calling a news conference, it can only be to explain why they’re not going to prosecute.” Campbell hasn’t lost his infallible touch, then – though I have to say his bagpipe playing was impressive.

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  57. 127
    mod test says:

    Chris Hunt

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  58. 128
    God says:

    When all the window-dressing has been discounted, there’s little doubt that both Cameron and Clegg are more than happy to see the back of the obnoxious Huhne. Wonder if I should apply for the job of Energy Secretary?

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  59. 133
    Anonymous says:

    Both hands will be placed on the Holy Bible to take the OATH-since Miss Pryce will without doubt be truthfull how long can the case last?

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  60. 138
    Realist says:

    I haven’t been this happy since Blunkett resigned.

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    • 157
      I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

      The day that fat, bullying, lying, hypocritical, cowardly, tax-grabbing, gold-selling, humourless, one-eyed, Scottish lump of crap who masqueraded as Prime MInister is also worth a mention, surely?

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  61. 141
    I think I'll go into politics. says:

    Dear Chris,
    Re: Resignation, accepted.
    I forgot to mention in my letter that I sent your lawyer a tube of KY for you.
    It will cum in handy when you are in the showers. There are some big gentlemen in Wandsworth. I’m sure you will make lots of friends.

    Don’t bother writing back.
    Your friend.
    Call me Dave.

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  62. 143
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    If as I hope and expect he is found guilty can we expect him to resign his seat and thereby cause a by-election ?. If he is found guilty and given a custodial sentence would he have to resign his seat ? The anticipation is all very heart warming. What a day it has been , what a rare mood I’m in. why its almost like being in credit. By the way I see the stock market has risen greatly at the news.

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  63. 145
    Dick Scratcher says:

    A serious question – will he be entitled to a ministerial payoff?

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  64. 150
    1688 and all that says:

    What I want to know is who’s the sexy babe behind the DPP on the news clips?

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  65. 152
    Peter Thomas says:

    Yesterday I thought he might just get away with it, but when I heard the news this morning, oh what bliss! I hope that justice now takes its course and he goes down for a long stretch. I’ll drink a toast to the blogosphere who worked hard to stop the political class from burying this matter. And now for the rest of those buggars (literally, some of them) who have been busy destroying my nation and its people.

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  66. 153
    Gary Geezer says:

    A bloke wot I knows who used to be in the Old Bill told me Huhne is a German. ‘Is real name is Hunn, but ‘e spells it funny ‘cos ‘e was always bein’ ribbed at school, the kids givin’ ‘im the Nazi salute an’ ‘ummin’ the Dam Busters an’ suchlike. That’s why he married a Greek bint, to ‘ide wantin’ to send aslyum sickers to the gas chambers. So ‘es got some decency, ain’t he? ‘Nuvver fing, he turned a lezzie. Don’t he get no credit for that? ‘Course, he could ‘ave run down a kiddy when ‘e was speedin’, so ‘es gotta do ‘is time an’ take it up the arse in the showers like any uvver peedo.

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  67. 156
    Jailor Taylor says:

    Clegg’s short reply to Huhne’s resignation uses the word “key” no less than three times. Is he trying to add to his discomfiture?

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