October 9th, 2012

Huhne Prosecution Witness Constance Briscoe Arrested

This is all we are allowed to report.

UPDATE:  Office for Judicial Complaints statement:

“The Lord Chief Justice and Lord Chancellor have suspended Constance Briscoe from the judiciary pending the outcome of the police investigation into the allegations against her. It would be inappropriate to comment further whilst the investigation is active.”


  1. 1
    farah d says:

    You cock tease.


  2. 2
    Chris Huhne says:

    I told you I was innocent !


  3. 3
    Mr De'ath...from the village! says:

    Oh what tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive…allegedly!


    • 29
      • 67
        Moshe Schappstein says:

        Once you’ve tried black, you never, ever go back.


      • 121
        NE Frontiersman says:

        ‘He knew I was a very keen gardener so he invited me to his house to look at his herbaceous borders…’


        • 153
          Ooooh Missis says:

          Aaaah, gardening.
          My favourite plants include Knobweed, Stiffcock and Shagbark, not to mention Black Man’s Willy.


      • 146
        Enemy of the State says:

        How terrible for her – and what is a 25 year old doing with an old fart like him?!


        • 156
          Singing, I am 16 going on 17 ... says:

          Did they meet at a BBC $avile Show?


        • 230
          Chris Huhne is a very nice and morally-upright person says:

          You have never met him.
          I know him well; he is one of the most charismatic and entertaining speakers you could wish to meet. Old maybe, old fart not true.
          Even if you are Brad Pitt, AAQC is a match for you in a room full of women.

          Sorry to contradict you.


          • Blowing Whistles says:

            Met him in Poole December 2010 – he’s been ‘running ever since’ from whatwas delivered to him [documents] – and which he ‘accepted’.

            Don’t mention the …. Global warming / Climate change nutcases all over government.


          • Idris says:

            I used to heckle Chris Huhne when he was a rabidly europhile euro enthusiast – and formed the opinion that he was a very dangerous man indeed because of his superficial persuasiveness, usually about things he in reality knew little about and understood even less.

            Like saying for years that we could not afford to stay out of of the euro, and later, when a complete fluke after a disastrous and stupid decision by Cameeron (one of many of course) to agree to a 3 way election debate led to Huhne becoming a Minister in charge of (of all things) climate policy, he then became a fervent believer in useless and expensive windmills.

            If the arrest of this judge/prosecution witness were to turn out to confirm that he was being stitched up by his ex-wife – who would then surely go to jail alongside the judge – then of course he deserves to be aquitted. God help us though if that should ever allow him back into the Cabinet, his policies would destroy us totally


  4. 4
    A hard Pressed TV Tax Payer says:

    Trying to recall the saying “Oh the web they weave when they try……etc etc”


    • 45
      Sir Walter Scott says:

      Oh! what a tangled web we weave,
      When first we practice to deceive!


      • 58
        Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

        Good job it wasn’t Rabbi Burns otherwise it would have complete twaddle.


      • 105
        the savant says:

        Or as the old Italo / Spanish Catholic saying says ( translation ) :

        “The Devil makes the saucepans but never supplies the lids”

        ( and if you understand the logic of that one then you understand the logic of the eurozone peripherals — who are all catholic based — in accumulating eye watering levels of debt with not a care in the world over the last thirty years . I thank you )


        • 152
          A Savant says:

          Just because Greece does not have a land border with the rest of the Eurozone does not mean it did not accumulate eye watering levels of debt with not a care in the world over the last thirty years.


      • 243
        Red Ar says:

        Practise! It’s a verb!


  5. 5
    Dave "Butch" Cameron says:

    Let me create a Cabinet post for Chris Huhne now.


  6. 6
    errrr says:

    Many minds think a like then, from the last three postings……….LOL LOL


    • 112
      the savant says:


      What stands for ?

      If you re Dave Camoron it means Lots of Love

      If you re Tony Bliar it means Lots of Lolly

      If you re Sandy ToastViking it means Lots of Licence ( poetic )

      If you re James SoVile it means Lots of Licketysplit ( under age )


  7. 7
    The public says:

    For anything interesting?


  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Are they trying to be all social media and reduce the characters to 140


  9. 10
    Loungelizard says:

    Was she speeding?


    • 21
      A speculist says:

      There is a huge list of potential offences she could have been arrested for, especially since the last government’s frenzied rush to criminalise everything and everyone.


      • 25
        Jacqui Smith says:

        If you have nothing to hide then you have only a little to fear.


        • 98
          blub says:

          If you have nothing to hide – yet – then we need more laws!

          The Political Class


        • 114
          the savant says:

          Oh Jacqui please …..

          Go back to the corner of Brewer Street in your shiny plastic mac under the pretext of promoting a radio documentary on the sexual mores of your erstwhile colleagues just off The Sanctuary SW1


        • 172
          Uncle Joe says:

          I know you all have something to hide, and you should always be fearful


        • 240
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Aren’t you just another commie dupe witch or did Damian McBride not inform you of that accusation?


      • 83
        Gonk says:

        She could have booted a fox up the arse. That must be worth
        a couple of years inside. A Labour crime of the century.


    • 72
      Laney says:

      No, she was on meow meow!


  10. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Well well well


  11. 13
    The public says:

    She has a fascinating wikipedia entry


  12. 15
    Constance Briscoe says:

    She is a truly vile woman and deserves all she gets


  13. 16
    Hmmph says:

    Hostile witness? Who was Huhne having dinner with again…?


  14. 17
    Poole Babe says:

    Hilarious! The ad on this page! First 4Lawyers – are there when sorry isn’t enough. Hahahahaha


    • 158
      Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

      First4lawyers – there when you can’t find your own witness.


      • 215
        Lawyers have ruined this Country says:

        First4lawyers will be the company mission statement when we get the go ahead for operation piano wire.


  15. 18
    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    i smell an almighty cover-up going on


  16. 19
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Drink Driving… You could give her some advise Borisido Borwkes


  17. 24
    Not a supporter of The ConsLielaborLibDems says:

    Perhaps the possible Eastleigh By-Election may have just been brought forward

    to an earlier date Now……!!!! LOL


  18. 28
    Insider says:

    This is something that the Scottish Government want to keep quiet about.



  19. 31
    Constance Briscoe says:

    Guilty of defaming my mother and making up abuse in my childhood by Jimmy Saville – Huhne fixed it for me


  20. 33
    Moussa Koussa says:

    LOL. Guido’s Bottom Buddy Iain Dale is describing this as “the news story of the year”


  21. 34
    once a huhne always a c'unt says:

    oh dear the judgette has been rumbled…she had a duty to report she neglected to exercise perhaps ?


  22. 36
    8illy says:

    I admire Huhne’s huge pluck.


  23. 37
    Mrs Dale says:


  24. 38
    Raving Loon says:

    You know if you’re corrupt when the judges judging you have to appear before a judge.


  25. 40
    Diane Abbott MP says:

    W*est In*dian mothers will go to the wall for their children– but in this instance her daughter threw her up against the wall, in a manner of spe*aking you might say. But hang in there sista, it’s just another attempt by the Man to keep you down!


  26. 41
    Master of the roly poly says:

    I think we need a thorough de-briefing!


    • 93
      The LieBore Clitorati says:

      De briefing? …. What here? ….. Now? …… Anyone watching? … then what happens ….?


  27. 43
    Not surprised says:

    Is this what we’ve come to?

    Yesterday some oik was jailed for posting what was classed as an offensive “joke” on Facetube or something about a missing 5yr old girl.

    Whether you find the joke funny or not is irrelevant but in less than a week someone was arrested, tried and sentenced for telling a joke.

    Here we have a former MP who has (allegedly) perverted the course of justice – a very serious crime – and yet years after the event – it hasn’t even come to trial yet!!!

    Now THIS…and it’s being hushed up by the sounds of it!


    • 144
      1984 says:

      Rights are more easily given up than won and as Conservative MP David Davis once remarked:
      “If you give the government power they will abuse it.”

      “The privacy and dignity of our citizens [is] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen — a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of a [person’s] life.”


    • 164
      To Be Fair says:

      To be fair not everyone who posts offensive material on Facebook is sent to jail.



    • 171
      A Savant says:

      And on Facetube various stuff that is illegal under their Terms and Conditions get left up because, er, they just get left up. Like.


  28. 46
    Geoffrey Chaucer Excise man says:

    Don’t worry, give it a couple of days and the Sun will have the full story, if the old bill have anything to do with it.


  29. 50
    Geoffrey Brooking says:

    Can’t be Vicky in the shit. She’s been spotted all over Birmingham. #huhneytunes


  30. 53
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    Common Guido show us how big they really are. You have always claimed that the English Courts can’t touch you so how can they stop you reporting things?


    • 70
      The INDY says:

      One of Britain’s few black women judges, who shot to prominence six years ago with a “misery memoir” about her tough early life, has been arrested and questioned by police.

      Constance Briscoe, 55, was arrested in Clapham, south-west London, at the weekend by officers from Kent and taken to a police station for interview. She was later released on bail pending further inquiries.

      Kent police declined to name the arrested woman or say why she had been arrested. “A 55-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday in Clapham, south London, interviewed by officers and bailed pending further inquiries,” a spokeswoman said.

      A spokeswoman for the Office for Judicial Complaints said: “The Lord Chief Justice and Lord Chancellor have suspended Constance Briscoe from the judiciary pending the outcome of the police investigation into the allegations against her. It would be inappropriate to comment further whilst the investigation is active.”

      Ms Briscoe, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, is one of the better-known members of the legal profession owing to her writing, an appearance on the BBC television programme Question Time and regular mentions in the society pages of newspapers.

      Ms Briscoe’s profile grew with the publication of her 2006 book Ugly, in which she detailed a traumatic childhood and described how her mother neglected her, beat her for wetting the bed and taunted her over her looks. Ms Briscoe’s mother, Carmen, took legal action against her daughter over her depiction in the book, but a jury found in favour of the author.

      Ms Briscoe followed it with a second book, Beyond Ugly, which details how she left home, rebuilt her confidence with the help of plastic surgery and made her way in the legal world. She was a panellist on Question Time last year when she criticised a “something for nothing” attitude in Britain where too many people were subsidised for not working.

      Her personal life was given further airing in diary columns this summer following the ending of her long relationship with Anthony Arlidge QC, a leading barrister.

      Ms Briscoe, a mother-of-two, was called to the Bar in 1983 and appointed a Recorder – a part-time judge – 13 years later. The post requires a minimum of 15 days working in the Crown Court each year.

      Colleagues at her chambers said she was in meetings and several approaches for comment from Ms Briscoe about the matter were not returned.



      • 135
        the savant says:

        As the Indy rightly says ” Cla ‘ am ” is in South WEST London ( not SOUTH London ) .

        The Kent Plod Press Office lack so much breeding ………… ( please don’t taser me officer ………. free speech and all that !!)


      • 170
        Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

        The interesting question is why is it the Kent police. Not her home force. Not the force in the Huhne case. And a force with a long record of corruption. This smells funny.


    • 110
      Larry Grayson Perry Mason says:

      The rules don’t apply in Ireland be jabbers


  31. 54
    DOWN DOWN says:


  32. 63
  33. 64
    The Last of the Few says:

    Maybe she actually did the 25 yr old barrister in who ran away with her 76 year old former lover.
    You cant write this stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!


  34. 66
    Technomist says:

    We are all Ruritanians now


  35. 69
    freddy the furry fish says:

    What are those wigs made out of ?


  36. 71
    Not a supporter of The ConsLielaborLibDems says:

    Oh dear seems this stinking effluent is about to hit the fan & who knows who

    is about to covered with it……..looks like its going to get very smelly all round…

    so best not to shake hands or kiss anyone on the cheek…..just in case the

    the smell has not been completely washed away


  37. 73
    Mr Vaz says:

    Now that’s my kind of woman.


  38. 74
    Moussa Koussa says:

    I think Im gonna cry with laughter.

    The Gimp ( now in glasses ) has ruled himself out of any future leadership bid….LOL


    • 113

      …And RetarEd Militwat in his glorious speech about millionaires has ruled himself out of even coming second at the next election!!… He’ll be fucking lucky to be third!!


    • 145
      the savant says:

      Ahh yes the Gimp …

      not to be confused with his Stateside cousin …. The Gipper


  39. 76
    Anonymous says:

    Anyone read her Auto-Biog? How accurate was it?


    • 81
      Moussa Koussa says:

      Guido fawkes aka Borisido Borwkes wiki is very accurate.

      Drink driving convictions
      Drug convictions
      Tax avioder ( like his mate Dale )


      • 103

        Tax avoidance, due to incomprehensibly complex tax laws = legal and above board.

        Being a khunt in every post you type is becoming an art form for your handlers, Mousey – did you used to be their fag at school, and you’ve now become dependent on the abuse and occasional forced anal sex with them?


        • 173
          Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

          Moussa may be irritating but, for once, I cannot see even a glimmer of argument about the truth of his post.


      • 147
        the savant says:

        HEY steady on Mushy

        You can get sued for those points if they are either singly jointly or severally … untrue .


  40. 78
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Justion Lee Collins….didnt he work for C4 and Sky 1….LOL


  41. 86
    Boyd QC says:

    ‘He was brilliant, a charmer, and one of London’s more colourful barristers. She was exotic, outspoken and flying high as a pioneering black female judge.

    ‘Their friends wished Anthony Arlidge and Constance Briscoe well, but in gossipy legal circles the question was asked: how could it not all go wrong?

    ‘When the news that it had done broke last week, both sides had their cases prepared. Judge Briscoe claimed that the 75-year-old silvery-haired QC with whom she had lived for 12 years was “bonkers”.

    ‘Confirming that he had left the judge for a 25-year-old junior barrister called Heather Lockwood, Mr Arlidge said: “We are living together. The relationship is going very well.”’



  42. 91
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Disaster. I have had to leave my 7 star Qatar hotel

    I’m now in a modest 6 bed roomed villa in Qatar. Thanks Dave, really appreciate your efforts, and your tax payers money.


    • 102

      Yes Mousey – you read my reply to you of some days ago, when you fucked that post up by not knowing where your namesake was, and still felt you had to labour the already pathetic joke by pretending that you knew all along.

      Has the nurse at Milwank Tower forgotten you Ritalin again?


  43. 94
    Constance on Rascist Abbott says:


    • 104
      A woman says:

      That’s well worth a listen.


      • 140
        Hobsbarmy says:

        Briscoe normally such a sensible person and, not least, for a judge. Clearly, as regards the latter, she’s no Labour placeman (or woman) and, from what I’ve seen, has spoken with great clarity and objectivity on other subject apart from the Abbot debacle.


    • 237
      Bogeyman says:

      What a lovely voice she has. I wish she’d tell da uvver blk kidz how to speak.


  44. 96
    Not THE Carmen surely says:

    Carmen, neglected her, beat her for wetting the bed, taunted her about her looks and once refused to buy her school photograph saying: “You is too ugly.”


  45. 101
    Aunty Matter says:

    This story will go no where if the BBC gets its way, just like the Savile story.


    • 115
      BBC Watch Watch says:


      Top story…

      “Police pursuing 120 Savile leads”

      Paranoid wanker much?

      The BBC is baised but some of its critics are just frothing nuts. Especially that Alan bloke. Your’re not him are you?


      • 134
        Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

        Alan? Alan?? Who the fuck is Alan?


        • 149
          BBC Watch Watch says:


          but don’t bother as their site is always down.


        • 196
          A La Nobody says:

          I had my doubts about Savile, but Alan always seemed a decent sort of bloke. Down to earth and respectable too. Lonead me a fiver once. Not like his brother … now I wouldn’t want to meet him up a dark alley. Alan knows the Pope and reads The Sun.


      • 151
        Airstrip One says:

        The BBC are probably working on Saville’s rehabilitation as the police investigate, just like they did for Angus Deayton, but not alas for Carol Thatcher.


  46. 106
    blub says:

    Judging by the Savile case it seems being wealthy, well-connected and on the telly a lot can get you life-long protection from the law.


    • 169
      Bumboys and nonces says:

      You sound surprised.


      • 179
        blub says:

        I’m surprised how blatant it’s getting – although maybe it’s just the net making it feel more blatant. I guess for people relying solely on the msm it doesn’t feel any different.


    • 176
      Must get a pseudonym one day says:

      Especially if you’re connected to a fomer Prime Minister…….


  47. 108
    fuck the bbc says:

    Hopefully this will implicate the entire left wing establishment


    • 123
      BBC Watch Watch says:



    • 132
      Lefty Fucktard says:

      I think it’s disgusting that any case could be investigated which might stall the march towards socialism.

      I really do.

      This would also save more court time to go after the evil Tory scum.


  48. 117
    Edinburgh socialist arsewipe on a motorbike says:

    They all think they are above the law.


  49. 125
    ToonBob... says:

    Racism indeed…..


  50. 129
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    So what started out as a simple speeding fine has turned into a soap opera.


  51. 137
    Dick the butcher says:

    And our rotten legal system.


  52. 143
    Those were the days says:

    How come there are still so many Bl4k5 around?
    They killed hundreds off in every Tarzan film.


  53. 148
    Jimmy says:

    Another dodgy rightie arrested. Soon there’ll be none of you left.


  54. 160
    2+2=5 says:

    So now we know the “legal reasons” for the adjournment of the trial


  55. 162
    Hobsbarmy says:

    Indeed. And what then, to quote Nick Cohen, will really be Left?


  56. 166
    how's about that then? says:

    is she 16?


  57. 183
    the savant says:

    Briscoe ,….yes …. Lennie Briscoe …

    Is nt that the name of that clever , competent , no-nonsense, fairminded but worldly wise detective on ” Law and Order ” on Five USA ?

    Wonder if they are related ?


    • 206
      Robert Briscoe, Lord Mayor of Dublin says:

      She’s not related to me, either; say, did you ever hear the joke I used to tell, “So there was this Joo and this Irishman– and it was I…”


  58. 186
    a mere sprog of a Judge says:


  59. 187
    Anonymous says:

    That`s that then. All you have to do is to discredit one piece of the prosecution evidence, the rest becomes tainted and the case is dropped. Simples!


  60. 191
    ed martin says:

    but surely lawyers don’t lie?


  61. 192
    Dai from Swansea Dockers Club says:

    I might be blind but I am fucked if I can see any direct link between this Judge having her collar felt and Huhne and his ex Misses .


    • 195
      The Link(s) says:

      It has emerged that a potential prosecution witness in the Chris Huhne case was arrested by police over the weekend.

      The Times has reported that lawyer Constance Briscoe – who is one of Britain’s few female black judges and said to be a confidante of Huhne’s former wife Vicki Pryce – was arrested at her home and was released on bail pending further inquiries.

      Last week both Huhne and his ex wife attended a series of court appearances , conducted under a reporting blackout, which resulted in their trial on charges of perverting the course of justice being adjourned until January ‘for legal reasons.’

      The grounds for Briscoe’s arrest are not known, but last January she was said by the Daily Mail to have played a’ key role’ in the decision by the CPS to press charges against the couple.

      Police were said to have previously interviewed her regarding the allegations that Mr Huhne had persuaded his former wife to take speeding points on his behalf and she said at the time:

      “I have been interviewed by the police. I told them what I know. I have nothing to hide. I had a clear duty to tell the police what I knew, and I did.”

      A spokeswoman for the Office for Judicial Complaints said today that Constance Briscoe was suspended from the judiciary pending the outcome of the police investigation into the allegations against her.



      • 197
        Heads or tails. says:

        This can be read either way.

        1) Constance Briscoe conspired with Mrs Huhne against Mr Huhne, thus perverting the course of Justice.

        2)Constance Briscoe conspired with Mrs Huhne to take Mr Huhne’s points, thus perverting the course of justice.


  62. 198
    zanonymous says:

    Who said we, as a nation, are not like Russia or nazi Germany? With our secret state and D notices and mystery events …. remember David Kelly? Killing the poor and disabled for fun.

    This repugnant little country has a criminal elite at its heart that is fed by a right wing nazi militia.

    This is not democracy, this is not an open country. This is FASCISM


  63. 199
    Newcastle Wonga United says:

    We think the Eastleigh News need a good libel lawyer on the wings.


  64. 202
    Anonymous says:

    Very odd comments posted on this blog. I am unaware of the innuendos in 99% of the comments. I can online assume there are fat, bald, sexless old and middled aged men getting erections while typing behind their computer screens.


  65. 214
    I'll have some of that says:

    Vassiliki Vicky tells her mate Constance that Huhne’s got her to take her points. Constance says “grass him up”. Nothing happens. Years later Vicky grasses him. Constance confirms she knew about it. So if you were Huhne’s you might suggest that her evidence was not credible as if it were she had committed an offence. Possibly.


  66. 221
    Boyd QC says:


  67. 226
    fitzfitz says:

    You are getting closer to the truth now, lads … keep at it …


  68. 228
    fitzfitz says:

    … like father like daughter … both examples of OVER REPRESENTATION within the DEVIANT GROUP . Will she ever try again ?


  69. 244
    Sticky Rice says:

    So Sticky Rice, decides to tell the world that she had this private conversation with the judge some years ago. She did this to make herself look tortured and repentant, but is well aware that she is completely fucking the judge by doing this. Still, in the calculus of sticky, that’s a price worth paying. Oh Sticky, how clever you are….now lets see of we can use the kids too…mmmm emails…mobiles…Huhne must have slipped up somewhere…


    • 258
      Ada Mole says:

      Can Ms Briscoe be trusted to tell the truth? While she was boasting of her success, and buying cosmetic surgery, who was paying her children’s school-fees? I think we should be told…


  70. 256
    Anonymous says:

    Are Black people just criminals by nature or what ?


  71. 257
    Anonymous says:

    Hahahahahahahaha. Black people are not monolithic. What an idiotic deominsation. It would be very strange (and in fact impossible) if the acts of one black person had any effect on the conduct of every other black person.

    For example if a BLACK PERSON who was also a judge in England was arrested for an unknown crime, what would this say about:

    a. a black person who was a lecturer at a prestigious university
    b. a black person who was an analyst developer at Goldman Sachs
    c. a black person who was an A* student
    d. a black person who was an Olympic gymnast

    Now if a white person, say Katie Price(Jordan) made her money from being a slut (“glamour model”) – what would this say about all the white women at my local primary school? Surely it would be time to book a breast englargement in time for their 12th birthday, to ensure that they could pursue the career path most suited to their intelligence level?


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